artemisia

artemisia

[ahr-tuh-miz-ee-uh, -mizh-, -mish-]
noun
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; Middle English: mugwort < Latin < Greek, equivalent to Ártemis Artemis + -ia -ia

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artemisia (ˌɑːtɪˈmiːzɪə)
 
n
any herbaceous perennial plant of the genus Artemisia, of the N hemisphere, such as mugwort, sagebrush, and wormwood: family Asteraceae (composites)
 
[C14: via Latin from Greek, probably from Artemis]

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