noun Etymology: Middle English wormwode, alteration of wermode, from Old English wermōd; akin to Old High German wermuota wormwood Date: 15th century 1. artemisia; especially a European plant (Artemisia absinthium) that has silvery silky-haired leaves and drooping yellow flower heads and yields a bitter dark green oil used in absinthe 2. something bitter or grievous ; bitterness

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