mugwort

[muhg-wurt, -wawrt]
noun
any of certain weedy composite plants of the genus Artemisia, especially A. vulgaris, having aromatic leaves and small, greenish flower heads.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English; Old English mucgwyrt. See midge, wort2

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mugwort (ˈmʌɡˌwɜːt)
 
n
1.  a N temperate perennial herbaceous plant, Artemisia vulgaris, with aromatic leaves and clusters of small greenish-white flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
2.  another name for crosswort
 
[Old English mucgwyrt, perhaps from Old English mycgmidge]

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In the evenings she eats a dinner of mostly vegetables, drinks a cup of mugwort sake, and goes bed.
Those who duck beneath the boughs encounter a path carpeted with clover and mugwort, traditional healing plants.
His palette also includes a soft beige from mugwort, a reddish brown from betel palm and a rose red from madder.
They'd spread pine needles or mugwort for the healing aroma.
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