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Definitions of artemisia

  1. any of various composite shrubs or herbs of the genus Artemisia having aromatic green or grayish foliage Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A genus of plants including the plants called mugwort, southernwood, and wormwood. Of these A. absinthium, or common wormwood, is well known, and A. tridentata is the sage brush of the Rocky Mountain region. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Mother-herb, a genus of plants including the mugwort, wormwood, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for artemisia

  1. For the Persian fleet had gathered at Phalerum, and now looked to overwhelm the Grecian fleet altogether, despite the council of Queen Artemisia of Halicarnassus, who would have had them not fight by sea at all. – The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI. by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
  2. Aminias the Decelean and Sosicles the Pedian, who sailed in the same vessel, upon the ships meeting stem to stem, and transfixing each the other with their brazen prows, so that they were fastened together, when Ariamenes attempted to board theirs, ran at him with their pikes, and thrust him into the sea; his body, as it floated amongst other shipwrecks, was known to Artemisia and carried to Xerxes. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh