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  1. a woodland shrub, Hypericum androsaemum, of Europe and W Asia, having yellow flowers and reddish-purple fruits: family HypericaceaeSee also Saint John's wort
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Word Origin

C15: from Old French toute-saine (unattested), literally: all healthy
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Historical Examples

  • Fortunately the tutsan is not "retiring from business" in Nature's garden.

    The Call of the Wildflower

    Henry S. Salt

  • Tutsan (Hypericum androsmum) was used to stop bleeding, because the juice of its ripe capsule is of a claret colour.

  • Tutsan, tut′san, n. a species of St John's wort, once regarded as a panacea—also called Park-leaves.

  • A closely related plant is Hypericum androsæmum, known as Tutsan, said to mean toute saine, as curing all hurts.