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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of plants, generally with dotted leaves and yellow flowers; -- called also St. John's-wort.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large genus of plants, the type of the natural order Hypericineæ containing about 160 species, very generally distributed over the earth, characterized by having pentamerous flowers with the stamens commonly clustered into 3 to 5 parcels.
  • n. [l. c] A plant of this genus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large almost cosmopolitan genus of evergreen or deciduous shrubs and herbs with often showy yellow flowers; cosmopolitan except tropical lowlands and Arctic or high altitudes and desert regions

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