Definition of epimedium in English:



  • A creeping plant of a genus which includes barrenwort.

    Genus Epimedium, family Berberidaceae

    • ‘Cut away the old foliage of Lenten lilies and epimediums so that you can see the flowers properly before the new leaves are produced.’
    • ‘Good companion plants include heuchera, heucherella, tiarella, epimedium, and pulmonaria.’
    • ‘Pretty geraniums and epimediums provide ground cover and the outer path is sheltered with a seven-metre tall pergola.’
    • ‘The contrast of their foliage with that of ferns, astilbe, solomon seal and epimedium further enhances the woodland surroundings.’
    • ‘For specific cortisol control, the most effective supplements include a variety of plant extracts, such as magnolia bark, epimedium, theanine, beta-sitosterol and phosphatidylserine.’


Modern Latin, from Greek epimēdion.