Definition of euphrasia in English:

euphrasia

noun

  • 1A plant of the genus "Euphrasia" in the figwort family, especially eyebright.

    • ‘The drops contain the extracts of ingredients such as aphis, or ground honey bees, and plants such as euphrasia and sabadilla.’
    1. 1.1 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’.

Pronunciation

euphrasia

/yo͞oˈfrāZHə//juˈfreɪʒə/