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 — compare moxa
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Tiny leaves of just-snipped mugwort balance the brooding force of black rice and baby turnips.
The Deptford pink (Dianthus armeria) is not in the same league as more famous and rapacious invaders like phragmites, mugwort or bittersweet.
June 25 LEISURE Wild Beers Workshop: Instructor Pascal Baudar will teach the basics of making beer with local plants, such as yarrow and mugwort, and common household utensils.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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