artemisia


artemisia
/ahr'teuh miz"ee euh, -mizh"-, -mish"-/, n.
any of several composite plants of the genus Artemisia, having aromatic foliage and small disk flowers, including the sagebrush, wormwood, and mugwort.
[1350-1400; ME: mugwort < L < Gk, equiv. to Ártemis Artemis + -ia -IA]

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Any of a genus (Artemisia) of aromatic herbs and shrubs in the composite family.

Examples include wormwood, sagebrush, and tarragon. Many species are valued as ornamentals for their attractive silvery gray foliage, which is frequently used in horticultural plantings to create contrast or to smooth the transition between intense colors. The leaves of common wormwood (A. absinthium) have been used in medicines and beverages such as absinthe and vermouth. An extract from the Eurasian A. annua is used to treat quinine-resistant malaria.
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(as used in expressions)
Gentileschi Artemisia

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plant
      Any of a genus (Artemisia) of aromatic herbs and shrubs in the Asteraceae family (Asteraceae). Examples include wormwood, sagebrush, and tarragon. Many species are valued as ornamentals for their attractive silvery gray foliage, which is frequently used in horticultural plantings to create contrast or to smooth the transition between intense colors. The leaves of common wormwood (A. absinthium) have been used in medicines and beverages such as absinthe and vermouth. An extract from the Eurasian A. annua is used to treat quinine-resistant malaria.

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