Definition of southernwood in US English:

southernwood

noun

  • A bushy artemisia native to southern Europe.

    Artemisia abrotanum, family Compositae

    Also called lad's love, old man
    • ‘Southernwood rarely persists after cultivation and is not an important member of plant communities in the United States.’
    • ‘The heat brings out the scents; not just the crambe, but the dry undertang of artemisias and southernwood, and the bold, voluptuous wafts from lilies, roses and nicotiana.’
    • ‘Southernwood grows in a dryish soil and in full sun.’
    • ‘For example, southernwood or wormwood planted around the border of the garden may discourage aphids from entering.’
    • ‘Many herbs can help to deter flies, such as lavender, sweet woodruff, lemon verbena, star anise, tansy, any of the mints, rosemary, bay, chamomile, rue, elder, southernwood and basil.’

Pronunciation

southernwood

/ˈsəT͟Hərnˌwo͝od//ˈsəðərnˌwʊd/