St John's wort family


St John's wort family
noun
widely distributed family of chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines that produce oils and resins and some usable timber
Hypernyms: ↑dilleniid dicot family
Member Holonyms: ↑Parietales, ↑order Parietales, ↑Hypericales, ↑order Hypericales
Member Meronyms:

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  • saint-john's-wort family — noun Usage: usually capitalized S&J : guttiferae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saint-John's-wort — [sānt jänz′wʉrt] n. 〚after Saint JOHN1 + WORT2: reason for name uncert.〛 any of a genus (Hypericum) of ornamental plants of the Saint John s wort family, with usually yellow flowers and numerous stamens adj …   Universalium

  • Saint-John's-wort — jänz .wərt, .wȯ(ə)rt n 1) any of a genus (Hypericum of the family Guttiferae, the Saint John s wort family) of herbs and shrubs with showy yellow flowers esp one (H. perforatum) of dry soil, roadsides, pastures, and ranges that contains a… …   Medical dictionary

  • Saint-John's-wort — [sānt jänz′wʉrt] n. [after Saint JOHN1 + WORT2: reason for name uncert.] any of a genus (Hypericum) of ornamental plants of the Saint John s wort family, with usually yellow flowers and numerous stamens adj. designating a family (Guttiferae,… …   English World dictionary

  • Saint-John's-wort — noun Etymology: Saint John the Baptist Date: 15th century 1. any of a large genus (Hypericum of the family Guttiferae, the Saint John s wort family) of cosmopolitan herbs and shrubs with showy pentamerous yellow flowers 2. the dried aerial parts… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • St John's wort — Hypericum perforatum St John s wort Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • St. John's wort — (also St. Johns wort) n. a herbaceous plant or shrub with distinctive yellow five petaled flowers and paired oval leaves, used in medicinal preparations to treat various disorders, including depression. ● Genus Hypericum, family Guttiferae: many… …   Useful english dictionary

  • St.-John's-wort — n. pln any of various plants or shrubs of the genus Hypericum and family Hypericaceae, typically having narrow, dotted leaves and five petaled yellow flowers • Etymology: 1745–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • family Clusiaceae — noun widely distributed family of chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines that produce oils and resins and some usable timber • Syn: ↑Guttiferae, ↑family Guttiferae, ↑Clusiaceae, ↑St John s wort family • Hypernyms: ↑dilleniid dicot family …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Guttiferae — noun widely distributed family of chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines that produce oils and resins and some usable timber • Syn: ↑Guttiferae, ↑Clusiaceae, ↑family Clusiaceae, ↑St John s wort family • Hypernyms: ↑dilleniid dicot family …   Useful english dictionary