santonica[san tän′i kə]
- any of several European wormwoods (esp. Artemisia cina)
- the unexpanded, dried flower heads of several European wormwoods, containing santonin
Origin: ModL from Classical Latin (herba) santonica, after Santoni, a people of ancient Gaulish
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- A perennial or shrubby Eurasian plant (Artemisia maritima) having aromatic, bipinnately dissected leaves and numerous flower heads that yield santonin.
- The dried unopened flower heads of this plant.
Origin: New Latin, from Latin (herba) santonica, from feminine of Santonicus, of the Santoni, a Gallic people of Aquitania.