Definition of hypericum in English:

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Pronunciation: /hīˈperəkəm/


A yellow-flowered plant of a genus that includes the St. John’s worts and rose of Sharon.
  • Genus Hypericum, family Guttiferae.
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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Syllabification: hy·per·i·cum

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