ar·​te·​mi·​sia ˌär-tə-ˈmi-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce artemisia (audio)
: any of a genus (Artemisia) of aromatic composite herbs and shrubs (such as sagebrush) compare wormwood sense 1

Examples of artemisia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now residents and visitors alike jostle for tables at the San Polo restaurant to order spritzes infused with local herbs such as salicornia and artemisia or dishes including mullet carpaccio from the Rialto Market with marinated turnips and miso crème fraîche. Caitie Kelly Siobhan Reid Abid Haque Gisela Williams Carla Valdivia Nakatani Rima Suqi, New York Times, 13 July 2023 Dancing pink dianthus are interspersed with acid-green artemisia; drifts of plump red roses punctuate a froth of Queen Anne’s Lace. April Long, Town & Country, 22 June 2023 Loose plants along the fence (such as salvia, lamb’s ears, and artemisia) soften the structured boxwoods. Grace Haynes, Southern Living, 25 Apr. 2020 For one, this particular landscape is dominated by two plant groups, junipers and artemisias—basically the Central Asian version of the American southwest’s sage brush. Matt Simon, WIRED, 12 June 2019 Try deer- and rabbit-resistant perennial flowers, including agastache, artemisia, lavender, monarda, ornamental oregano, Russian sage, salvia, and yarrow. Thad Orr, Sunset, 22 Jan. 2018

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Word History


New Latin, from Latin, artemisia, from Greek, wormwood

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of artemisia was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Artemisia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition


ar·​te·​mis·​ia ˌärt-ə-ˈmizh(-ē)-ə How to pronounce artemisia (audio) -ˈmē-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce artemisia (audio)
capitalized : a genus of composite shrubs and herbs (as the sagebrushes and santonicas) that have strongly scented foliage and small rayless flower heads
: any plant of the genus Artemisia
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