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euphrasia

Line breaks: eu|phra¦sia
Pronunciation: /juːˈfreɪzɪə
 
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Definition of euphrasia in English:

noun

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

Origin

early 18th century: via medieval Latin from Greek, literally 'cheerfulness', from euphrainein 'gladden the mind'.

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