Definition of hypericum in English:

hypericum

noun

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

    • ‘Twenty five years on, the crevices between rocks are filled with cushions of saxifrages, tiny yellow Potentilla cuneata, ferns and hypericums.’
    • ‘And most grocery-store floral departments stock seasonal fillers-pine, hypericum berries, and variegated holly - starting in early December.’
    • ‘Delicate rosebuds bundled with sprigs of rosemary and hypericum berries update the Old World charm of a classic goose-feather tree.’
    • ‘Attach clusters of hypericum sprigs to a wire wreath form by overlapping them and wrapping them with waxed florist's twine.’
    • ‘Pale orange roses share a julep cup with dusty miller, green hypericum berries, and yellow leucadendron knob flowers.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

hypericum

/hīˈperəkəm/