noun abrot·a·num \əˈbrätənəm\

Definition of abrotanum



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Origin and Etymology of abrotanum

borrowed from New Latin, specific epithet of Artemisia abrotanum, earlier, a name for either this plant or Santolina chamaecyparissus, going back to Latin abrotanum, abrotonum, habrotonum, borrowed from Greek abrotonon, habrotonon

First Known Use: before 12th century

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capable of being understood in two ways

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