Mugwort meaning

mŭgwûrt, -wôrt
Any of several artemisias, especially Artemesia vulgaris, native to Eurasia, having downy leaves and used as a flavoring and in moxibustion.
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Any of various species of artemisia, esp. a tall, Eurasian perennial herb (Artemisia vulgaris) having leaves used in folk medicine.
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Any of several artemisias, especially Artemesia vulgaris, native to Eurasia, having downy leaves and used as a flavoring and in moxibustion.
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(botany) Any of several aromatic plants of the genus Artemisia native to Europe and Asia.
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Artemisia vulgaris, also common wormwood, used as a herb in cooking.
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Origin of mugwort

  • Middle English mugwort, mugwyrt from Old English mucgwyrt mucg- variant of mycg midge wyrt plant wort1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English mucgwyrt, mucwyrt et al., from Proto-Germanic; probably corresponding to midge +"Ž wort. Cognate with regional Low German muggart, mugwurz.

    From Wiktionary