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 for Hypericum
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hypericum \Hy*per"i*cum\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, ?; ? under, among +
     ?, ?, heath, heather.] (Bot.)
     A genus of plants, generally with dotted leaves and yellow
     flowers; -- called also St. John's-wort.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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 [syn: Hypericum, genus

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