The absinth or wormwood plant.
Variant of absinthe
- wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) or its essence
- a green, bitter, toxic liqueur made with wormwood oil and anise: now illegal in most countries
- a similar drink, as anis or pastis, made with a wormwood substitute
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin absinthium ; from Classical Greek apsinthion