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mugwort vs. wormwood

[ muhg-wurt, -wawrt ]
  1. any of certain weedy composite plants of the genus Artemisia, especially A. vulgaris, having aromatic leaves and small, greenish flower heads.
[ wurm-wood ]
  1. any composite herb or low shrub of the genus Artemisia.
  2. a bitter, aromatic plant, A. absinthium, of the Old World, used as a vermifuge and a tonic, and as an ingredient in absinthe.
  3. something bitter, grievous, or extremely unpleasant.

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