ab·​ro·​tine | \ ˈabrəˌtēn \
plural -s

Definition of abrotine

: a colorless crystalline alkaloid C21H22N2O obtained from southernwood

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First Known Use of abrotine

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abrotine

borrowed from French, from New Latin abrotanum abrotanum + French -ine -ine entry 2

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“Abrotine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abrotine. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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