[ muhg-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˈmʌgˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /


any of certain weedy composite plants of the genus Artemisia, especially A. vulgaris, having aromatic leaves and small, greenish flower heads.

Origin of mugwort

before 1000; Middle English; Old English mucgwyrt. See midge, wort2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for mugwort

/ (ˈmʌɡˌwɜːt) /


a N temperate perennial herbaceous plant, Artemisia vulgaris, with aromatic leaves and clusters of small greenish-white flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
another name for crosswort

Word Origin for mugwort

Old English mucgwyrt, perhaps from Old English mycg midge
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