• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Absinthium (Bot) The common wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), an intensely bitter plant, used as a tonic and for making the oil of wormwood.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n absinthium The common wormwood, Artemisia Absinthium, a European species, much cultivated for its bitter qualities. It contains a volatile oil which is the principal ingredient in the French liqueur absinthe.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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In literature:

Artemisia Absinthium (Common Wormwood) .
"Handbook to the Severn Valley Railway Illustrative and Descriptive of Places along the Line from Worcester to Shrewsbury" by J. Randall
ABSINTHIUM, the herb wormwood.
"Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome" by Apicius
De myrrha et aloe ponantur in dentem, ubi est vermis: semen caulis, et absinthium, per se vermes interficit.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer