abrot·​a·​num | \ əˈbrätᵊnəm \
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First Known Use of abrotanum

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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The first known use of abrotanum was before the 12th century

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“Abrotanum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abrotanum. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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