- the dried flower heads of any of several species of wormwood, belonging to the genus Artemisia, used as a vermifuge.
Origin of santonica
Examples from the Web for santonica
Historical Examples of santonica
The vegetation of the plains, inclusive of Santonica, consists generally of three or four small Cruciferæ, Tulipa lutea.
Botanical features continue the same, Santonica being still the prevailing plant.
Santonine, son′to-nin, n. a colourless crystalline poisonous compound contained in Santonica.
- an oriental wormwood plant, Artemisia cina (or maritima)
- the dried flower heads of this plant, formerly used as a vermifuge