[ahr-tuh-miz-ee-uh, -mizh-, -mish-]
- any of several composite plants of the genus Artemisia, having aromatic foliage and small disk flowers, including the sagebrush, wormwood, and mugwort.
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
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.
He did so, and then, before coming to a final decision, he determined to confer with Artemisia.
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
- any herbaceous perennial plant of the genus Artemisia, of the N hemisphere, such as mugwort, sagebrush, and wormwood: family Asteraceae (composites)
C14: via Latin from Greek, probably from Artemis
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