southernwood

noun
south·​ern·​wood | \ ˈsə-t͟hərn-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce southernwood (audio) \

Definition of southernwood

: a shrubby fragrant European wormwood (Artemisia abrotanum) with bitter foliage

First Known Use of southernwood

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About southernwood

Time Traveler for southernwood

Time Traveler

The first known use of southernwood was before the 12th century

See more words from the same century

Dictionary Entries Near southernwood

southern white cedar

southernwood

southern yellow pine

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for southernwood

Cite this Entry

“Southernwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/southernwood. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!