John's-wort
John's-wort \John's"-wort`\, n. See St. {John's-wort}. [1913 Webster]

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  • John's-wort — Saint Saint (s[=a]nt), n. [F., fr. L. sanctus sacred, properly p. p. of sancire to render sacred by a religious act, to appoint as sacred; akin to sacer sacred. Cf. {Sacred}, {Sanctity}, {Sanctum}, {Sanctus}.] 1. A person sanctified; a holy or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • St John's wort — Hypericum perforatum St John s wort Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • Saint-John's-wort — jänz .wərt, .wȯ(ə)rt n 1) any of a genus (Hypericum of the family Guttiferae, the Saint John s wort family) of herbs and shrubs with showy yellow flowers esp one (H. perforatum) of dry soil, roadsides, pastures, and ranges that contains a… …   Medical dictionary

  • Saint John's-wort — Saint Saint (s[=a]nt), n. [F., fr. L. sanctus sacred, properly p. p. of sancire to render sacred by a religious act, to appoint as sacred; akin to sacer sacred. Cf. {Sacred}, {Sanctity}, {Sanctum}, {Sanctus}.] 1. A person sanctified; a holy or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • St John's wort — A flowering plant, Hypericum perforatum, also known as Perforate St John s wort, that has long been believed to have medicinal qualities. There is, in fact, some evidence that St John s wort may possibly be useful in diminishing depression. K… …   Medical dictionary

  • Saint-John's-wort — [sānt jänz′wʉrt] n. 〚after Saint JOHN1 + WORT2: reason for name uncert.〛 any of a genus (Hypericum) of ornamental plants of the Saint John s wort family, with usually yellow flowers and numerous stamens adj …   Universalium

  • Saint-John's-wort — noun Etymology: Saint John the Baptist Date: 15th century 1. any of a large genus (Hypericum of the family Guttiferae, the Saint John s wort family) of cosmopolitan herbs and shrubs with showy pentamerous yellow flowers 2. the dried aerial parts… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Marsh St John's-wort — Marsh Marsh, n. [OE. mersch, AS. mersc, fr. mere lake. See {Mere} pool, and cf. {Marish}, {Morass}.] A tract of soft wet land, commonly covered partially or wholly with water; a fen; a swamp; a morass. [Written also {marish}.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • St John's-wort — Hypericum Hy*per i*cum, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, ?; ? under, among + ?, ?, heath, heather.] (Bot.) A genus of plants, generally with dotted leaves and yellow flowers; called also {St. John s wort}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • St.-John's-wort — /saynt jonz werrt , wawrt /, n. any of various plants or shrubs of the genus Hypericum, having yellow flowers and transparently dotted leaves. [1745 55; so named because gathered on St. John s Eve to ward off evil] * * * …   Universalium

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