southernwood

noun south·ern·wood \ ˈsə-t͟hərn-ˌwu̇d \

Definition of southernwood

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

First Known Use of southernwood

before 12th century

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