Saint-john-s-wort meaning

jŏnzwûrt, -wôrt
Any of various herbs or shrubs of the genus Hypericum, having opposite leaves and yellow flowers with five petals and numerous stamens.
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A preparation made from one of these plants (H. perforatum), used in herbal medicine especially as an antidepressant.
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Any of various herbs or shrubs of the genus Hypericum, having opposite leaves and yellow flowers with five petals and numerous stamens.
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A preparation made from one of these plants (H. perforatum), used in herbal medicine especially as an antidepressant.
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Origin of saint-john-s-wort

  • From its being gathered on Saint John's Eve to ward off evil

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition