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A tiny card features suggestions for how to tackle the ingredients, from wormwood to vodka infused with galangal, a plant in the ginger family.
Trudi’s 27-year-old daughter, Olivia, and their Weimaraner dogs, Luna and Hershey, accompany us on a ride through the high desert of cactus, mesquite, aromatic wormwood and desert lavender.
In Europe, vermouths generally start with wormwood, an aromatic plant from which the word vermouth is said to have evolved.
In the new report, the biomedical engineers successfully stripped plant cells from parsley, peanut hairy roots and a species of wormwood in addition to spinach.
Consider lamb’s ears (Stachys byzantina), catnips (Nepeta), santolina and wormwood (Artemisia).
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Origin and Etymology of wormwood
Middle English wormwode, folk-etymological alteration of warmode, wermod, going back to Old English wermōd, going back to West Germanic *wermōda- (whence Old Saxon wermōda, Old High German wermuota), perhaps going back to a derivative of a base *wermo- “bitter,” dissimilated from dialectal Indo-European *(s)u̯eru̯o- (whence Welsh chwerw “bitter,” Old Irish serb)
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
WORMWOOD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wormwood for English Language Learners
: a plant that has a bitter taste
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