artemisia

[ahr-tuh-miz-ee-uh, -mizh-, -mish-]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. arte povera,
  2. artefact,
  3. artel,
  4. artem,
  5. artemis,
  6. artemovsk,
  7. arteri-,
  8. arteria,
  9. arteria lusoria,
  10. arterial

Origin of artemisia

1350–1400; Middle English: mugwort < Latin < Greek, equivalent to Ártemis Artemis + -ia -ia

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British Dictionary definitions for artemisia

artemisia

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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