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ˈwɜrmˌwʊdworm·wood

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wormwoodnoun

    any of several low composite herbs of the genera Artemisia or Seriphidium

Wiktionary

  1. wormwoodnoun

    An intensely bitter herb (various plants in genus Artemisia) used in the production of absinthe and vermouth, and as a tonic.

    Etymology: From wormwode, alteration of wermode, from wermod, wormod, from wermōdaz. Cognate with wermode, wermede, Wermut. See vermouth.

  2. wormwoodnoun

    Anything that causes bitterness or affliction.

    Etymology: From wormwode, alteration of wermode, from wermod, wormod, from wermōdaz. Cognate with wermode, wermede, Wermut. See vermouth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wormwoodnoun

    a composite plant (Artemisia Absinthium), having a bitter and slightly aromatic taste, formerly used as a tonic and a vermifuge, and to protect woolen garments from moths. It gives the peculiar flavor to the cordial called absinthe. The volatile oil is a narcotic poison. The term is often extended to other species of the same genus

    Etymology: [AS. wermd, akin to OHG. wermuota, wormuota, G. wermuth, wermut; of uncertain origin.]

  2. Wormwoodnoun

    anything very bitter or grievous; bitterness

    Etymology: [AS. wermd, akin to OHG. wermuota, wormuota, G. wermuth, wermut; of uncertain origin.]

Freebase

  1. Wormwood

    Wormwood is an album by Moe. It was released on February 4, 2003 by Fatboy Records. Wormwood is considered an interesting album for the way it was recorded. The band took live recordings of their new songs from various Summer 2002 shows onward and interlaced them with studio takes. For this reason, there are sometimes cheers of the crowd evident. Also, the album can be viewed as one seamless track, with the instrumental tracks bridging the gaps into the next. 2004 Jammy Award winner for best studio album.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wormwood

    wurm′wood, n. the bitter plant Artemisia absinthium: bitterness. [A.S. wermod (Ger. wermuth), wormwood; perh. lit. 'keep-mind,' in allusion to its medicinal (anthelmintic and tonic) properties—werian, to protect (Ger. wehren), mód, mind.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wormwood in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wormwood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of wormwood in a Sentence

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    Producing plant-derived drugs in easy-to-grow plants or baker's yeast in many cases will be a much more efficient way to make these drugs, this is currently being done for artemisinin (a malaria drug derived from the sweet wormwood plant), and will likely be the way we make morphine (derived from poppies) in the future.

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