south·​ern·​wood ˈsə-t͟hərn-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce southernwood (audio)
: a shrubby fragrant European wormwood (Artemisia abrotanum) with bitter foliage

Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Southernwood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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