any of a genus (Artemisia
) of aromatic herbs
or shrubs of the composite family, with small yellowish flowers, including wormwood
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Wortherkunft von 'artemisia'L, a plant of this genus < Gr: said to be named after Artemisia, wife of Mausolus, king of Caria