southernwood

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south·ern·wood

 (sŭth′ərn-wo͝od′)
n.
An aromatic shrubby artemisia (Artemisia abrotanum) of southern Europe, having finely divided grayish foliage and pale yellow flower heads. Also called old man.

southernwood

(ˈsʌðənˌwʊd)
n
(Plants) an aromatic shrubby wormwood, Artemisia abrotanum, of S Europe, having finely dissected leaves and small drooping heads of yellowish flowers. Also called: old man or lad's love
[Old English. See southern, wood]

south•ern•wood

(ˈsʌð ərnˌwʊd)

n.
a woody-stemmed wormwood, Artemisia abrotanum, of S Europe, having aromatic, finely dissected leaves.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.southernwood - shrubby European wormwood naturalized in North Americasouthernwood - shrubby European wormwood naturalized in North America; sometimes used in brewing beer
genus Artemisia - usually aromatic shrubs or herbs of north temperate regions and South Africa and western South America: wormwood; sagebrush; mugwort; tarragon
wormwood - any of several low composite herbs of the genera Artemisia or Seriphidium