Definition of hypericum in English:


Line breaks: hy¦peri|cum
Pronunciation: /hʌɪˈpɛrɪkəm


A yellow-flowered plant of a genus that includes the St John’s worts, tutsan, and rose of Sharon.
  • Genus Hypericum, family Guttiferae
More example sentences
  • Twenty five years on, the crevices between rocks are filled with cushions of saxifrages, tiny yellow Potentilla cuneata, ferns and hypericums.
  • Delicate rosebuds bundled with sprigs of rosemary and hypericum berries update the Old World charm of a classic goose-feather tree.
  • Pale orange roses share a julep cup with dusty miller, green hypericum berries, and yellow leucadendron knob flowers.


Latin, from Greek hupereikon, from huper 'over, above' + ereikē 'heath'.

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