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The plant southernwood, Artemisia abrotanum.
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.
boy's love/ˈbɔɪz lʌv/
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