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santonica

[san-ton-i-kuh] /sænˈtɒn ɪ kə/
noun
1.
the dried flower heads of any of several species of wormwood, belonging to the genus Artemisia, used as a vermifuge.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Neo-Latin < Latin (herba) santonica (herb) of the Santonī a Gaulish tribe of Aquitania
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santonica

/sænˈtɒnɪkə/
noun
1.
an oriental wormwood plant, Artemisia cina (or maritima)
2.
the dried flower heads of this plant, formerly used as a vermifuge
Former name (1936–61) wormseed
Word Origin
C17: New Latin, from Late Latin herba santonica herb of the Santones (probably wormwood), from Latin Santonī a people of Aquitania
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