mugwort

noun
mug·​wort | \ ˈməg-ˌwərt How to pronounce mugwort (audio) , -wȯrt \

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

Examples of mugwort in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Is your target a biennial, like garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata), or a perennial, like mugwort? Margaret Roach, New York Times, "The Dirty Secret About Weeding," 8 May 2020 Across from a chocolate maker, a collective of herbalists, midwives, and bonesetters operate a small medicinal garden with plots of mugwort and rue, selling soaps and supplements out of their shop. Julien Capmeil, Condé Nast Traveler, "In Guatemala, Eco-Retreats and Arts Collectives Blend Seamlessly with Tradition," 30 Mar. 2020 But these videos always show elaborate ice moulds, unattainable ingredients like mugwort and edible flowers, and all sorts of serving tools that while beautiful, aren't entirely true to the idea of a home café. Michelle Santiago Cortés, refinery29.com, "This Viral Coffee Recipe Is All Over TikTok," 8 Apr. 2020 But these videos always show elaborate ice molds, unattainable ingredients like mugwort and edible flowers, and all sorts of serving tools that while beautiful, aren't entirely true to the idea of a home café. Michelle Santiago Cortés, refinery29.com, "This Viral Coffee Recipe Is All Over TikTok," 20 Mar. 2020 This mugwort was harvested from a teeming field behind the house, close to where a bear recently wandered onto the back porch, crushing the ferns. Zoe Greenberg, BostonGlobe.com, "Making medicine on the mountain," 10 July 2019 Herbalists often recommend mugwort, either in a tea or tincture, for vivid dreams and inner vision. Zoe Greenberg, BostonGlobe.com, "Making medicine on the mountain," 10 July 2019 Here's to hoping Baby Kimye figures out which way's up thanks to that mugwort. Mehera Bonner, Marie Claire, "Kim Kardashian Is Using Hypnosis to Turn Her Baby Around," 24 Nov. 2015 Williams does everything from scratch using heirloom Danish barley, mugwort, wild beach roses, and other rare and unusual ingredients to make spirits unlike anything on the market. Laura Itzkowitz, Vogue, "How Local Nordic Ingredients Are Transforming Copenhagen's Cocktail Scene," 15 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of mugwort

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mugwort

Middle English, from Old English mucgwyrt, from mucg- (perhaps akin to Old English mycg midge) + wyrt wort

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“Mugwort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mugwort. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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