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artemisia

[ ahr-tuh-miz-ee-uh, -mizh-, -mish- ]
/ ˌɑr təˈmɪz i ə, -ˈmɪʒ-, -ˈmɪʃ- /
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noun

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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artemisia
/ (ˌɑːtɪˈmiːzɪə) /

noun

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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