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 On a trip to Hong Kong, Tsai filmed Lee as embers of burning mugwort leaves fell painfully onto his back and shoulders during moxibustion, a traditional Chinese therapy. Dennis Zhou, The New Yorker, 28 Aug. 2021 This antioxidant-rich stem cell serum uses grape stem cells, EGF, niacinamide, tranexamic acid, healing mugwort, and peptides to help even skin tone, protect against visible sun damage, and nourish your skin. Intense Concentration. Essence, 3 Aug. 2021 Today, Herbal Deva specializes in elderberry syrups and vinegars, teas, vinegars and other products from wild roses, turmeric, ginger, mugwort, raspberry leaves, dandelions, basil and other plants grown in Connecticut. Susan Dunne, courant.com, 30 June 2021 Another catches a couple in a moment of flirtation or negotiation, the man’s body almost totally obscured by a thicket of mugwort. Willa Glickman, The New York Review of Books, 23 Apr. 2021 Nettles and mugwort emerge at this time of year, and both are used in TCM for treating your liver. Lisa Wong Macabasco, Bon Appétit, 22 Apr. 2021 In the case of the 172-acre Governors Island, much of which is overseen by a nonprofit trust, the farm animals were seen as a helpful way to deal with the two species, phragmites (also known as the common reed) and mugwort. Charles Passy, WSJ, 20 Apr. 2021 Zinke talked about how her mom would pick yomogi, Japanese mugwort, growing wild along the sidewalks to flavor mochi. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, 30 Dec. 2020 But, there also exist honkaku shochu made with mugwort, chestnut, enoki mushroom, onion, green tea, wakame seaweed, shiso, and sesame. TheWeek, 5 Sep. 2020

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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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10 Sep 2021

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“Mugwort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mugwort. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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