from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See wormseed.
- n. The pungent leaves of the wormseed plant, used as a seasoning in Mexican cooking.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A pungent herb used in Latin-American cooking and tea making, Dysphania ambrosioides.
American Spanish, from Nahuatl epazotl : epatl, skunk + tzotl, filth (from its smell).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish epazote, from Classical Nahuatl epazōtl. (Wiktionary)