Roman wormwood

noun

1
a
: a European wormwood (Artemisia pontica) that is a minor source of absinthe
2
: a glaucous North American corydalis (Corydalis sempervirens) with loose racemes of yellow-tipped pink flowers

Word History

First Known Use

1551, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of Roman wormwood was in 1551

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“Roman wormwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Roman%20wormwood. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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