|1.||a downy material obtained from various plants and used in Oriental medicine by being burned on the skin as a cauterizing agent or counterirritant for the skin|
|2.||any of various plants yielding this material, such as the wormwood Artemisia chinensis|
|[C17: anglicized version of Japanese mogusa, contraction of moe gusa burning herb]|
moxa mox·a (mŏk'sə)
A cone or cylinder of cotton wool or other combustible material, placed on the skin and ignited in order to produce counterirritation.