- any of certain weedy composite plants of the genus Artemisia, especially A. vulgaris, having aromatic leaves and small, greenish flower heads.
Origin of mugwort
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Among herbs, the mugwort is considered to be truly the oldest.Aino Folk-Tales
Basil Hall Chamberlain
He had his cattle and his wild pot-herbs, such as the mugwort and the nettle.Leading Articles on Various Subjects
The Mugwort, or Wormwood as it is often called, is common all over the country.Flowers Shown to the Children
C. E. Smith
Take three scruples each of mugwort, myrrh, gentian and pill.
Let her boil burnet, mugwort, feverfew and vervain in all her broths.
- 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
Old English mucgwyrt, perhaps from Old English mycg midge
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Word Origin and History for mugwort
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