American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several aromatic plants of the genus Artemisia, especially A. vulgaris, native to Eurasia and sometimes used as a condiment.
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.
- n. botany 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A somewhat aromatic composite weed (Artemisia vulgaris), at one time used medicinally; -- called also
- n. any of several weedy composite plants of the genus Artemisia
- Old English mucgwyrt, mucwyrt et al., from Proto-Germanic; probably corresponding to midge + wort. Cognate with regional Low German muggart, mugwurz. (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“The Katzer pages and this botanical log confirm the similar Russian names: mugwort is Чернобыльник ( "Chernobylnik") or botanically Полынь Обыкновенная (Common Polyn);, and according to the southernwood page, wormwood aka Artemisia absinthium is Полынь горькая ( "Bitter Polyn" again).”
“I learned that moxa is a kind of herb, also called mugwort, well known in the ancient world for its medicinal properties.”
“The Northern Europeans have long brewed gruit and sahti with spices such as mugwort and heather and yarrow and juniper and caraway and coriander.”
“Seriously, I'll have to check what a "mugwort" is.”
“I became Ai "mugwort" not as bad as it sounds, the Chinese honor mugwort more than we do.”
“So it is that ai 艾, which relates you to modern writer Ai Qing 艾情, aka Artemisius Affectus I had mistakenly assumed that 'mugwort' referred to the 'mo' part.”
“Note—Peg told me that several days ago the queen miscarried; they eased her pain with mugwort and foxglove, and she is now recovering.”
“After drawing breath, he was far from finished, going on to discover mugwort, wild camomile and ground elder, among others.”
“My therapist explained that moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing.”
“The term is derived from the Japanese "mogusa" meaning herb mugwort and the Latin "bustion" meaning burning.”
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I have in mind the worts associated with a green thumb rather than a green beer - but as you can see by the name, I'll accept anything you have to offer.
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