Other Word Forms of Wormwood
Origin of Wormwood
From Middle English wormwode, alteration of wermode (“wormwood"), from Old English wermōd, wormōd (“wormwood, absinthe"), from Proto-Germanic *wermōdaz (“wormwood"). Cognate with Middle Low German wermode, wermede (“wormwood"), German Wermut (“wormwood"). See vermouth.
Middle English wormwode alteration (influenced by worm worm) (and wode wood, perhaps from the use of its leaves as a vermifuge) of wermod from Old English wermōd from Germanic wermōdaz
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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