Meaning of hypericum in English:


Pronunciation /hʌɪˈpɛrɪkəm/


  • A yellow-flowered plant of a genus that includes the St John's worts, tutsan, and rose of Sharon.

    Genus Hypericum, family Guttiferae

    ‘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.’
    • ‘And most grocery-store floral departments stock seasonal fillers-pine, hypericum berries, and variegated holly - starting in early December.’
    • ‘Attach clusters of hypericum sprigs to a wire wreath form by overlapping them and wrapping them with waxed florist's twine.’


Latin, from Greek hupereikon, from huper ‘over, above’ + ereikē ‘heath’.