Definitions for: Artemisia


[n] any of various composite shrubs or herbs of the genus Artemisia having aromatic green or grayish foliage



Webster (1913) Definition: Ar`te*mi"si*a ([aum]rt[-e]"m[i^]zh"[i^]*[.a] or
[aum]rt[-e]"m[i^]sh"[i^]*[.a]), n. [L. Artemisia, Gr.
'Artemisi`a.] (Bot.)
A genus of plants including the plants called mugwort,
southernwood, and wormwood. Of these A. absinthium, or
common wormwood, is well known, and A. tridentata is the
sage brush of the Rocky Mountain region.

See Also: Artemisia dracunculus, bush, estragon, genus Artemisia, shrub, tarragon

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