common wormwood

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n common wormwood aromatic herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter taste used in making the liqueur absinthe
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Usage

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
It is generally preferred to the Common Wormwood for medicinal purposes, as the taste is more agreeable, and its odor less pungent.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
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