from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a popular English name of Southernwood (Artemisia abrotonum); -- called also lad's love.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name of the southernwood, Artemisia Abrotanum, from an ointment made with its ashes used by young men to promote the growth of a beard.


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  • His parents were of noble extraction, but at their death he was left entirely without fortune, and was taken in charge by M. Tiby, a professor of music, who had noticed the little boy's love of the musical art, and had already taught him to such good purpose that he was able even at that time to play one of Viotti's concertos in public so skilfully that he received the hearty applause of the audience.

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