Definition of appleringie in English:

appleringie

noun

Scottish
  • The aromatic herb southernwood, Artemisia abrotanum (family Asteraceae (Compositae).

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Jamieson (1759–1838), antiquary and philologist. Apparently from Anglo-Norman averoine, averonie, etc., with alteration of the first element by folk-etymological association with apple (perhaps on account of the aroma of the plant). For further discussion see Sc. National Dict at aippleringie n.

Pronunciation

appleringie

/ap(ə)lˈrɪŋɪ/