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southernwood

[ suhth-ern-wood ]
/ ˈsʌð ərnˌwʊd /
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noun

a woody-stemmed wormwood, Artemisia abrotanum, of southern Europe, having aromatic, finely dissected leaves.

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Also called old man.

Origin of southernwood

before 1000; Middle English southernwode,Old English sūtherne wudu.See southern, wood1
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British Dictionary definitions for southernwood

southernwood
/ (ˈsʌðənˌwʊd) /

noun

an aromatic shrubby wormwood, Artemisia abrotanum, of S Europe, having finely dissected leaves and small drooping heads of yellowish flowersAlso called: old man, lad's love

Word Origin for southernwood

Old English. See southern, wood
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