mugwort

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mugwort any of several weedy composite plants of the genus Artemisia
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mugwort (Bot) A somewhat aromatic composite weed (Artemisia vulgaris), at one time used medicinally; -- called also motherwort.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mugwort The plant Artemisia vulgaris; also, sometimes, A. Absinthium. In the United States the western mugwort is A. Ludoviciana, the leaves, as in A. vulgaris, white-tomentose beneath.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mugwort mug′wurt a common British species of wormwood.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. mucgwyrt,. Cf. Midge

Usage

In literature:

Boil feverfew, mugwort, red rose leaves and comfrey in red wine; make a suffumigation for the matrix, and apply sweet scents to her nose.
"The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher" by Anonymous
A solitary shrub of mugwort grows at some distance, but in the same district, and in one hedgerow the wild guelder rose flourishes.
"Nature Near London" by Richard Jefferies
Was that sound I heard her dark laughter, as she plucked the mugwort of evil repute?
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
He had his cattle and his wild pot-herbs, such as the mugwort and the nettle.
"Leading Articles on Various Subjects" by Hugh Miller
The herbs in commonest use as amulets were betony, vervain, peony, yarrow, mugwort and waybroad (plantain).
"The Old English Herbals" by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
Compositae, comprising mugwort, southernwood, and wormwood.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
Come buy my wormwood and mugwort.
"A History of the Cries of London" by Charles Hindley
Come buy my wormwood and mugwort, Here's all fine herbs of every sort.
"The Cries of London" by John Thomas Smith
The stem of the Mugwort is pale green, and has red ridges running from end to end.
"Flowers Shown to the Children" by C. E. Smith
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In news:

Weeds When fall hits, so does ragweed, mugwort, and English plantain.
The mugwort has run rampant .
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