artemisia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n artemisia any of various composite shrubs or herbs of the genus Artemisia having aromatic green or greyish foliage
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Artemisia (Bot) A genus of plants including the plants called mugwort, southernwood, and wormwood. Of these Artemisia absinthium, or common wormwood, is well known, and Artemisia tridentata is the sage brush of the Rocky Mountain region.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Artemisia är-tē-miz′i-a a genus of composite plants, with a peculiarly bitter taste, including Wormwood, Southernwood, &c.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Artemisia, Gr. 'Artemisi`a

Usage

In literature:

Suidas is confusing the two Artemisias, but he may be right in attributing the poem to about 480 B.C.
"Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica" by Homer and Hesiod
The name of this lady admiral was Artemisia.
"Xerxes" by Jacob Abbott
Wormwood is the product of many species of Artemisia, a family consisting of 180 species, of which we have four in England.
"The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare" by Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
From the tomb erected to Mausolus, by his wife Artemisia, at Halicarnassus, 379 B.C.
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
Artemisia 2 North Temperate Regions.
"Island Life" by Alfred Russel Wallace
I only mention it because he, too, in his way, fell in love with Artemisia and for a time neglected his familiar preoccupations.
"Captain Macedoine's Daughter" by William McFee
Cousin Artemisia stood back and looked at me as if she would read every thought in my whole soul.
"The American Country Girl" by Martha Foote Crow
The surface was hard and gravelly, and covered with wild sage or artemisia.
"Narrative of the March of Co. A, Engineers from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to Fort Bridger, Utah, and Return" by William P. Seville
The Artemisia was a festival celebrated in her honour at Delphi.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
There are statues of Mausolus and Artemisia in the British Museum.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
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In poetry:

Tho' Artemisia talks, by fits, Of councils, classics, fathers, wits;
Reads Malbranche, Boyle, and Locke;
Yet in some things methinks she fails,
'Twere well if she would pare her nails,
And wear a cleaner smock.
"In Imitation of E. of Dorset : Artemisia" by Alexander Pope

In news:

Artemisia tridentata set to go under family microscope.
Eva Green lets us know what we can expect from her character in 300: Battle of Artemisia , a prequel to the movie 300.
'Dark Shadows' Star Eva Green on Her '300: Battle of Artemisia ' Character: 'She's Like a Man' (Video).
Artemisia tridentata set to go under family microscope.
So it's a little surprising that a wormwood species, Artemisia annua, holds a key to curing the deadly, ancient plague of malaria.
Leigh Li-Yun Wen at Artemisia, through May 31/ Nicolas Africano at Maya Polsky Gallery, through May 31.
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