Definition of mugwort
1 : any of several artemisias; especially : a Eurasian perennial herb (Artemisia vulgaris) that is naturalized in North America and has aromatic leaves used in folk medicine and to flavor beverages
2 : the leaves of a mugwort —called also moxa
Origin and Etymology of mugwort
Middle English, from Old English mucgwyrt, from mucg- (perhaps akin to Old English mycg midge) + wyrt wort
First Known Use: before 12th century
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