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southernwood

[suhth -ern-woo d] /ˈsʌð ərnˌwʊd/
noun
1.
a woody-stemmed wormwood, Artemisia abrotanum, of southern Europe, having aromatic, finely dissected leaves.
Also called old man.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English southernwode, Old English sūtherne wudu. See southern, wood1
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southernwood

/ˈsʌðənˌwʊd/
noun
1.
an aromatic shrubby wormwood, Artemisia abrotanum, of S Europe, having finely dissected leaves and small drooping heads of yellowish flowers Also called old man, lad's love
Word Origin
Old English. See southern, wood
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