Definition of Common wormwood
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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Common Wormwood
Literary usage of Common wormwood
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1. The Saturday Magazine (1841)
"COMMON Wormwood, (Artemisia absinthium), is a perennial herb, ... The root of the common wormwood is branched and woody; the stems rise to two or three feet ..."
2. The Family Herbal: Or, An Account of All Those English Plants, which are by John Hill (1812)
"The flowers stand in loose spikes at the tops of the stalks ; they are little and brown ; and they very much resemble those of the common wormwood, ..."
3. The Field and Garden Vegetables of America: Containing Full Descriptions of by Fearing Burr (1874)
"The root is seldom used, but the leaves and young branches are employed in the same manner and for the same purposes as those of the common wormwood. ..."
4. Rambles in search of wild flowers, and how to distinguish them by Margaret Plues (1879)
"The common Wormwood (A. absinthium) grows about villages in Yorkshire, ... It closely resembles the common Wormwood. I found the Sea Wormwood (A. maritima), ..."