Definition of euphrasia in English:


Syllabification: eu·phra·sia
Pronunciation: /yo͞oˈfrāZHə


  • 1A plant of the genus Euphrasia in the figwort family, especially eyebright.
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    • The drops contain the extracts of ingredients such as aphis, or ground honey bees, and plants such as euphrasia and sabadilla.
  • 1.1A preparation of eyebright used in herbal medicine and homeopathy, especially for treating eye problems.


early 18th century: via medieval Latin from Greek, literally 'cheerfulness'.

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