HyperDic: st_john[s_wort

English > 1 sense of the expression St John's wort:
NOUNplantSt John's wortany of numerous plants of the genus Hypericum having yellow flowers and transparently dotted leaves
English > St John's wort: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
MeaningAny of numerous plants of the genus Hypericum having yellow flowers and transparently dotted leaves; traditionally gathered on St John's eve to ward off evil.
Member ofHypericum, genus Hypericumlarge almost cosmopolitan genus of evergreen or deciduous shrubs and herbs with often showy yellow flowers
NarrowerSt Andrews's cross, Hypericum crux andraeshrubby plant having yellow to apricot flowers with four petals arranged in a cross
St Peter's wort, Hypericum tetrapterum, Hypericum maculatumEuropean perennial St John's wort
common St John's wort, tutsan, Hypericum androsaemumdeciduous bushy Eurasian shrub with golden yellow flowers and reddish-purple fruits from which a soothing salve is made in Spain
creeping St John's wort, Hypericum calycinumCreeping evergreen shrub with bright yellow star-shaped summer flowers
great St John's wort, Hypericum ascyron, Hypericum pyramidatumperennial shrub having large star-shaped yellow flowers in narrowly pyramidal cymes
klammath weed, Hypericum perforatumyellow-flowered perennial common in fields and waste places but a weed in rangelands
low St Andrew's cross, Hypericum hypericoidesLow shrubby plant having yellow flowers with four petals arranged in a cross
marsh St-John's wort, Hypericum virginianumperennial marsh herb with pink to mauve flowers
orange grass, nitweed, pineweed, pine-weed, Hypericum gentianoidesAnnual wiry-stemmed North American weed with minute scalelike leaves and small yellow flowers
shrubby St John's wort, Hypericum prolificum, Hypericum spathulatumStiff shrub having oblong entire leaves and dense cymes of yellow flowers
Broadersubshrub, suffrutexlow-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
Spanishhipérico, St John's wort

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