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A plant of the daisy family, with aromatic divided leaves that are dark green above and whitish below, native to north temperate regions.
- ‘As a contrast to the greens and purples, silver mugworts also provide great interest in the border.’
- ‘The pathways of the labyrinth are constructed from paving stones recycled from other New York city parks and lined with grass, clover and mugwort.’
- ‘The European mugwort, A. vulgaris, enjoyed a high medicinal reputation for curing certain complaints, as a spring tonic, and to prevent fatigue.’
- ‘Although it can be made from a variety of herbs, moxa (short for moxibustion) is generally made from the mugwort plant.’
- ‘Only several grams of mugwort are needed for a cup of tea.’
- ‘His front yard has lots of lavender and rosemary growing in it, but the mugwort and rue are threatening to take over.’
- ‘The shrub layer includes mugwort, red osier, silver buffaloberry, and Woods' rose.’
- ‘Confusing mugwort with wormwood is at the level of confusing potato with black nightshade because they share the genus Solanum.’
- ‘Other excellent herbs for depression are mugwort and lavender.’
- ‘A natural ingredient in the oil of a variant of the weed known as mugwort could lessen the woes of U.S. catfish farmers and Asian rice growers.’
Old English mucgwyrt (see midge, wort).
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