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santonica

[ san-ton-i-kuh ]
/ sænˈtɒn ɪ kə /
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noun

the dried flower heads of any of several species of wormwood, belonging to the genus Artemisia, used as a vermifuge.

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Origin of santonica

1650–60; <New Latin <Latin (herba) santonica (herb) of the Santonī a Gaulish tribe of Aquitania
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British Dictionary definitions for santonica

santonica
/ (sænˈtɒnɪkə) /

noun

an oriental wormwood plant, Artemisia cina (or maritima)
the dried flower heads of this plant, formerly used as a vermifuge
Former name (1936–61): wormseed

Word Origin for santonica

C17: New Latin, from Late Latin herba santonica herb of the Santones (probably wormwood), from Latin Santonī a people of Aquitania
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