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ar·te·mis·i·a(är′tə-mĭzh′ē-ə, -mĭzh′ə, -mĭz′ē-ə)
Any of various aromatic plants of the genus Artemisia in the composite family, having green or grayish foliage and usually numerous small discoid flower heads and including mugwort, sagebrush, tarragon, and wormwood.
[Middle English artemesie, mugwort, from Old French, from Latin artemisia, from Greek artemisiā, wormwood, after Artemis (to whom it was sacred).]
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(Plants) any herbaceous perennial plant of the genus Artemisia, of the N hemisphere, such as mugwort, sagebrush, and wormwood: family Asteraceae (composites)
[C14: via Latin from Greek, probably from Artemis]
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ar•te•mis•ia(ˌɑr təˈmɪʒ ə, -ˈmɪʒ i ə-, -ˈmɪz i ə)
n., pl. -mis•ias.
any of several composite plants of the genus Artemisia, having aromatic foliage and small disk flowers, including the sagebrush and wormwood.
[1350–1400; Middle English: mugwort < Latin < Greek, <Ártemis Artemis]
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|Noun||1.||artemisia - any of various composite shrubs or herbs of the genus Artemisia having aromatic green or greyish foliage|
genus Artemisia - usually aromatic shrubs or herbs of north temperate regions and South Africa and western South America: wormwood; sagebrush; mugwort; tarragon
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