Definition of Artemisia absinthium
1. Noun. Aromatic herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter taste used in making the liqueur absinthe.
Substance meronyms: Absinth, Absinthe
Group relationships: Genus Artemisia
Generic synonyms: Wormwood
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Literary usage of Artemisia absinthium
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1. English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential ...by 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 ..."