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artemisia

[ahr-tuh-miz-ee-uh, -mizh-, -mish-]
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noun
  1. any of several composite plants of the genus Artemisia, having aromatic foliage and small disk flowers, including the sagebrush, wormwood, and mugwort.
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Origin of artemisia

1350–1400; Middle English: mugwort < Latin < Greek, equivalent to Ártemis Artemis + -ia -ia
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Examples from the Web for artemisia

Historical Examples

  • These are Rudbeckia hirta, Artemisia biennis, Plantago aristata.

    Seed Dispersal

    William J. Beal

  • The only subject of doubt was whether the attacking ship was really that of Artemisia.

    Xerxes

    Jacob Abbott

  • He did so, and then, before coming to a final decision, he determined to confer with Artemisia.

    Xerxes

    Jacob Abbott

  • He is best known from the tomb erected for him by his widow Artemisia.

  • There p. 70is no vegetation but artemisia (sago) and screw-wood (torscilla).

    Some Heroes of Travel

    W. H. Davenport Adams


British Dictionary definitions for artemisia

artemisia

noun
  1. any herbaceous perennial plant of the genus Artemisia, of the N hemisphere, such as mugwort, sagebrush, and wormwood: family Asteraceae (composites)
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Word Origin

C14: via Latin from Greek, probably from Artemis
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