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artemisia

[ahr-tuh-miz-ee-uh, -mizh-, -mish-] /ˌɑr təˈmɪz i ə, -ˈmɪʒ-, -ˈmɪʃ-/
noun
1.
any of several composite plants of the genus Artemisia, having aromatic foliage and small disk flowers, including the sagebrush, wormwood, and mugwort.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English: mugwort < Latin < Greek, equivalent to Ártemis Artemis + -ia -ia
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artemisia

/ˌɑːtɪˈmiːzɪə/
noun
1.
any herbaceous perennial plant of the genus Artemisia, of the N hemisphere, such as mugwort, sagebrush, and wormwood: family Asteraceae (composites)
Word Origin
C14: via Latin from Greek, probably from Artemis
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