from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various aromatic plants of the genus Artemisia in the composite family, having green or grayish foliage and usually numerous small discoid flower heads and including the mugwort, sagebrush, tarragon, and wormweed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of many aromatic flowering plants of the genus Artemisia, including wormwood, sagebrush, and tarragon.


Middle English artemesie, mugwort, from Old French, from Latin artemisia, from Greek, wormwood, after Artemis (to whom it was sacred).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin Artemisia, from Ancient Greek ἀρτεμισία (artemisia), from Ἄρτεμις (Artemis, "Artemis, the goddess"). (Wiktionary)



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