Definition of boy's love in English:

boy's love

(also boys' love)

noun

rare
  • The plant southernwood, Artemisia abrotanum.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in George Crabbe (1754–1832), poet and Church of England clergyman. In some forms from the genitive of boy + love. In some forms from the genitive plural of boy + love. Apparently so called on account of supposed properties as an aphrodisiac.

Pronunciation

boy's love

/ˈbɔɪz lʌv/