southernwood

southernwood

[suhth-ern-wood]
noun
a woody-stemmed wormwood, Artemisia abrotanum, of southern Europe, having aromatic, finely dissected leaves.
Also called old man.


Origin:
before 1000; Middle English southernwode, Old English sūtherne wudu. See southern, wood1

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southernwood (ˈsʌðənˌwʊd)
 
n
old man, Also called: lad's love an aromatic shrubby wormwood, Artemisia abrotanum, of S Europe, having finely dissected leaves and small drooping heads of yellowish flowers
 
[Old English. See southern, wood]

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