Definition of Artemisia absinthium

1. Noun. Aromatic herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter taste used in making the liqueur absinthe.

Exact synonyms: Absinthe, Common Wormwood, Lad's Love, Old Man
Substance meronyms: Absinth, Absinthe
Group relationships: Genus Artemisia
Generic synonyms: Wormwood

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Artemisia Absinthium

Art Nouveau
Art Tatum
Artaxerxes I
Artaxerxes II
Artemia salina
Artemia trypsin-like proteinase
Artemis pontica
Artemis spinescens
Artemisia abrotanum
Artemisia absinthium
Artemisia annua
Artemisia californica
Artemisia campestris
Artemisia cana
Artemisia dracunculus
Artemisia filifolia
Artemisia frigida
Artemisia gnaphalodes
Artemisia ludoviciana
Artemisia maritima
Artemisia stelleriana
Artemisia tridentata
Artemisia vulgaris

Literary usage of Artemisia absinthium

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1. English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby by Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby (1810)
"[ 1230 ] ARTEMISIA Absinthium. Common Wormwood. ... artemisia absinthium. Linn. Sp. Pi . 1188. Sm. with close silky down. Flowers hemispherical, FI . Brit. ..."

2. The British flora medica: a history of the medicinal plants of Great Britain by Benjamin Herbert Barton, Thomas Castle (1877)
"... dissolved in water with a little sugar, forms a pleasant drink resembling lemonade. CXCI. artemisia absinthium, L. WORMWOOD. Nat. Ord. COMPOSITA. ..."

3. A Complete pronouncing medical dictionary: Embracing the Terminology of by Joseph Thomas (1885)
"Also the Pharmacopoeia! name (US 1870, 1880) for the leaves and tops of Artemisia Absinthium. Wormwood is a bitter tonic, which before the discovery of ..."

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