mugwort

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mug·wort

noun \ˈməg-ˌwərt, -wrt\

Definition of MUGWORT

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 —called also moxa

Origin of MUGWORT

Middle English, from Old English mucgwyrt, from mucg- (perhaps akin to Old English mycg midge) + wyrt wort
First Known Use: before 12th century

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