mugwort
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English mucgwyrt, from mucg- (perhaps akin to Old English mycg midge) + wyrt wort Date: before 12th century 1. any of several artemisias; especially a Eurasian perennial herb (Artemisia vulgaris) that is naturalized in North America and has aromatic leaves used in folk medicine and to flavor beverages 2. the leaves of a mugwort — compare moxa

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Mugwort — Mug wort , n. [AS. mucgwyrt. Cf. {Midge}.] (Bot.) A somewhat aromatic composite weed ({Artemisia vulgaris}), at one time used medicinally; called also {motherwort}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mugwort — (n.) O.E. mugcwyrt, lit. midge wort, from W.Gmc. *muggiwurti, from *muggjo fly (see MIDGE (Cf. midge)) + root of WORT (Cf. wort) …   Etymology dictionary

  • mugwort — paprastasis kietis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos prieskoninis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Artemisia vulgaris), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai). atitikmenys: lot. Artemisia… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • mugwort — kietis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių (Asteraceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Artemisia). atitikmenys: lot. Artemisia angl. artemisia; mugwort; sagebrush; wormwood vok. Beifuß rus. полынь lenk. bylica …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • mugwort — /mug werrt , wawrt /, n. any of certain weedy composite plants of the genus Artemisia, esp. A. vulgaris, having aromatic leaves and small, greenish flower heads. [bef. 1000; ME; OE mucgwyrt. See MIDGE, WORT2] * * * …   Universalium

  • mugwort — noun a) Any of several aromatic plants of the genus Artemisia native to Europe and Asia. b) , also common wormwood, used as a herb in cooking. Syn: absin …   Wiktionary

  • mugwort — mug·wort (mugґwort) [A.S. mucgwyrt, from mycg midge + wyrt plant] 1. any of several plants of the genus Artemisia, particularly A. vulgaris. 2. a preparation of A. vulgaris, used internally for gastrointestinal complaints and as a tonic; it is… …   Medical dictionary

  • mugwort — mÊŒgwÉœrt / wɜːt n. any of various weeds of the genus Artemisia commonly found on waste land …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mugwort — noun a plant of the daisy family, with aromatic divided leaves that are dark green above and whitish below. [Artemisia vulgaris and related species.] Origin OE mucgwyrt (see midge, wort) …   English new terms dictionary

  • Mugwort —    A common family name among the Bree hobbits …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”