from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A very large genus of plants, of the natural order Compositæ, abundant in dry regions, and mostly of the northern hemisphere.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of plants including the plants called mugwort, southernwood, and wormwood. Of these Artemisia absinthium, or common wormwood, is well known, and Artemisia tridentata is the sage brush of the Rocky Mountain region.

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the subtribe Artemisiinae — the artemisias.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any of various composite shrubs or herbs of the genus Artemisia having aromatic green or greyish foliage


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  • ˜Artemisia is five years old™ is now true, then that proposition is now possible; but it will presumably be impossible at some future time, namely once Artemisia has reached the age of six, since from then on it will never be true again (assuming linearity of time).

    Dialectical School

  • The name Artemisia is Greek and a common name, derived from Artemis, goddess of the hunt.

    The Battle of Salamis

  • The name Artemisia is Greek and a common name, derived from Artemis, goddess of the hunt.

    The Battle of Salamis

  • Also, a first person voice would help to distinguish The Passion of Artemisia from a biography.

    Interview with Susan Vreeland

  • The Passion of Artemisia is about another seventeenth-century painter.

    Interview with Susan Vreeland

  • This Artemisia is like the tamarisk but a smaller growth and is held to be a characteristic of the Arabian Desert.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • What negative events in Artemisia's experience were caused by her own thinking and actions?

    The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland: Questions

  • Set against the glorious backdrops of Rome, Florence, and Genoa, people with historical characters such as Cosimo de'Medici and Galileo and filled with details of the life of a Renaissance painter, The Passion of Artemisia is the story of Gentileschi's struggle to find love, forgiveness, and wholeness through her art.

    The Passion of Artemisia: Summary and book reviews of The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland.

  • The name Artemisia is apparently derived from Artemis, Greek goddess of the hunt and patron of virgins, for some Artemisia species have abortive properties.

    Article Source

  • Mademoiselle harangued me on the absurdity of affecting to be a disconsolate widow, on the step in rank that I should obtain, and the antiquity of M. de Lamont's pedigree, also upon all the ladies of antiquity she could recollect who had married again; and when I called Artemisia and Cornelia to the front in my defence, she betrayed her secret, like poor Cecile, and declared that it was very obstinate and disobedient in me not to consent to do what would recommend HER to the Prince.

    Stray Pearls


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