Artemisia Absinthium

Artemisia Absinthium
Wormwood Worm"wood, n. [AS. werm?d, akin to OHG. wermuota, wormuota, G. wermuth, wermut; of uncertain origin.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A composite plant ({Artemisia Absinthium}), having a bitter and slightly aromatic taste, formerly used as a tonic and a vermifuge, and to protect woolen garments from moths. It gives the peculiar flavor to the cordial called absinthe. The volatile oil is a narcotic poison. The term is often extended to other species of the same genus. [1913 Webster]

2. Anything very bitter or grievous; bitterness. [1913 Webster]

Lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood. --Deut. xxix. 18. [1913 Webster]

{Roman wormwood} (Bot.), an American weed ({Ambrosia artemisi[ae]folia}); hogweed.

{Tree wormwood} (Bot.), a species of Artemisia (probably {Artemisia variabilis}) with woody stems.

{Wormwood hare} (Zo["o]l.), a variety of the common hare ({Lepus timidus}); -- so named from its color. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Artemisia absinthium — Artemisia Ar te*mi si*a ([aum]rt[ e] m[i^]zh [i^]*[.a] or [aum]rt[ e] m[i^]sh [i^]*[.a]), n. [L. Artemisia, Gr. Artemisi a.] (Bot.) A genus of plants including the plants called mugwort, southernwood, and wormwood. Of these {Artemisia absinthium} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Artemisia absinthium — Absinthium Ab*sin thi*um, n. [L., from Gr. ?.] (Bot.) The common wormwood ({Artemisia absinthium}), an intensely bitter plant, used as a tonic and for making the oil of wormwood. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Artemisia absinthium — Asensio redirige aquí. Para el director de orquesta y violinista español, véase Enrique García Asensio.   Ajenjo …   Wikipedia Español

  • Artemisia absinthium — Wermut Gemeiner Wermut (Artemisia absinthium) Systematik Familie: Korbblütler (Asteraceae) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Artemisia absinthium — Taxobox name = Artemisia absinthium image width = 250px image caption = Artemisia absinthium growing wild in the Caucasus regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Asterales familia = Asteraceae genus = Artemisia… …   Wikipedia

  • Artemisia absinthium — Absinthe (plante) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Absinthe …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Artemisia absinthium — kartusis kietis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos prieskoninis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Artemisia absinthium), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. Naudojamas maisto priedams (kvėpikliams) gaminti. atitikmenys: lot. Artemisia… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Artemisia Absinthium — Sal Sal (s[a^]l), n. [L. See {Salt}.] (Chem. & Pharm.) Salt. [1913 Webster] {Sal absinthii} [NL.] (Old Chem.), an impure potassium carbonate obtained from the ashes of wormwood ({Artemisia Absinthium}). {Sal acetosell[ae]} [NL.] (Old Chem.), salt …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Artemisia absinthium — Absinthin Ab*sin thin, n. (Chem.) The bitter principle of wormwood ({Artemisia absinthium}). Watts. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Artemisia absinthium — ID 6405 Symbol Key ARAB3 Common Name absinthium Family Asteraceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CO, CT, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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