Definition of mugwort in English:

mugwort

noun

  • A plant of the daisy family, with aromatic divided leaves that are dark green above and whitish below, native to north temperate regions.

    Genus Artemisia, family Compositae: several species, in particular the common English hedgerow plant A. vulgaris, which has long been connected with magic and superstition

    • ‘Confusing mugwort with wormwood is at the level of confusing potato with black nightshade because they share the genus Solanum.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Only several grams of mugwort are needed for a cup of tea.’
    • ‘Other excellent herbs for depression are mugwort and lavender.’
    • ‘Although it can be made from a variety of herbs, moxa (short for moxibustion) is generally made from the mugwort plant.’
    • ‘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 shrub layer includes mugwort, red osier, silver buffaloberry, and Woods' rose.’
    • ‘The European mugwort, A. vulgaris, enjoyed a high medicinal reputation for curing certain complaints, as a spring tonic, and to prevent fatigue.’
    • ‘His front yard has lots of lavender and rosemary growing in it, but the mugwort and rue are threatening to take over.’

Origin

Old English mucgwyrt (see midge, wort).

Pronunciation

mugwort

/ˈmʌɡwəːt/