from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several aromatic plants of the genus Artemisia, especially A. vulgaris, native to Eurasia and sometimes used as a condiment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several aromatic plants of the genus Artemisia native to Europe and Asia.
- n. Artemisia vulgaris, also common wormwood, used as a herb in cooking.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A somewhat aromatic composite weed (Artemisia vulgaris), at one time used medicinally; -- called also motherwort.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The plant Artemisia vulgaris; also, sometimes, A. Absinthium. In the United States the western mugwort is A. Ludoviciana, the leaves, as in A. vulgaris, white-tomentose beneath.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several weedy composite plants of the genus Artemisia
Middle English mugwort, mugwyrt, from Old English mucgwyrt : mucg-, variant of mycg, midge + wyrt, plant; see wort1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English mucgwyrt, mucwyrt et al., from Proto-Germanic; probably corresponding to midge + wort. Cognate with regional Low German muggart, mugwurz. (Wiktionary)