Tree wormwood

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tree wormwood (Bot) a species of Artemisia (probably Artemisia variabilis) with woody stems.
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Usage

In literature:

The rivers, in general, were skirted with willows and bitter cottonwood trees, and the prairies covered with wormwood.
"The Adventures of Captain Bonneville Digested From His Journal" by Washington Irving
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In poetry:

By Thy last silence in the judgment-hall,
By long foreknowledge of the deadly tree,
By darkness, by the wormwood and the gall,
I pray Thee visit me.
"Honours -- Part II." by Jean Ingelow