[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
equivalent to Ártemis
Artemis + -ia -ia
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Examples from the Web for artemisia
Historical Examples of artemisia
These are Rudbeckia hirta, Artemisia biennis, Plantago aristata.
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).
British Dictionary definitions for artemisia
any herbaceous perennial plant of the genus Artemisia, of the N hemisphere, such as mugwort, sagebrush, and wormwood: family Asteraceae (composites)
Word Origin for artemisia
C14: via Latin from Greek, probably from Artemis
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