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 (är′tə-mĭzh′ē-ə, -mĭzh′ə, -mĭz′ē-ə)
Any of various aromatic plants of the genus Artemisia in the composite family, having green or grayish foliage and usually numerous small discoid flower heads and including mugwort, sagebrush, tarragon, and wormwood.

[Middle English artemesie, mugwort, from Old French, from Latin artemisia, from Greek artemisiā, wormwood, after Artemis (to whom it was sacred).]


(Plants) any herbaceous perennial plant of the genus Artemisia, of the N hemisphere, such as mugwort, sagebrush, and wormwood: family Asteraceae (composites)
[C14: via Latin from Greek, probably from Artemis]


(ˌɑr təˈmɪʒ ə, -ˈmɪʒ i ə-, -ˈmɪz i ə)

n., pl. -mis•ias.
any of several composite plants of the genus Artemisia, having aromatic foliage and small disk flowers, including the sagebrush and wormwood.
[1350–1400; Middle English: mugwort < Latin < Greek, <Ártemis Artemis]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.artemisia - any of various composite shrubs or herbs of the genus Artemisia having aromatic green or greyish foliageartemisia - any of various composite shrubs or herbs of the genus Artemisia having aromatic green or greyish foliage
genus Artemisia - usually aromatic shrubs or herbs of north temperate regions and South Africa and western South America: wormwood; sagebrush; mugwort; tarragon
Artemisia dracunculus, estragon, tarragon - aromatic perennial of southeastern Russia
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
References in classic literature ?
Suidas is confusing the two Artemisias, but he may be right in attributing the poem to about 480 B.
Though popularly ascribed to Homer, its real author is said by Suidas to have been Pigres, a Carian, brother of Artemisia, `wife of Mausonis', who distinguished herself at the battle of Salamis.
Rose- or pink-flowered varieties of these same plants could be added to the blue garden for contrast, as could plants with gray or silver foliage - lamb's ear, santolina, certain lavenders and the artemisias.
Such plants would include the many artemisias, the gray-leaved yarrows or Archilleas, lamb's ears (Stachys byzantina), and rose campions (Lychnis coronaria).
The glowing green, finely cut euryops leaves will handsomely complement the foliage of the other plants, especially the lacy, silvery laminae of the artemisias.
Blue conifers can be successfully underplanted with mounding, silvery Artemisias.
If you are familiar with the white, lacy-leafed Artemisias, wormwoods, or Dusty Millers, you can appreciate the appearance of the artichoke plant, since it is nothing more than a gigantic version of these more familiar perennials.
There are Mediterranean plants such as santolinas, lavenders, artemisias and salvia for starters.
USE Artemisias to add slashes of silver between dark green plants.
Many of the small Artemisias have the most elegant of silvery foliage, not least Artemisia 'Powys Castle', whose finely divided foliage takes on the appearance of silver filigree lace.
It is the woman artist--Annella, the "real" and "fictive" Artemisias, the "real" and "fictive" authors of the novel--who can enact this new model, through a dialogic relationship with her "creations"--the woman in the portrait or the characters in the novel--in an interaction, a specular "mirroring," that allows both to be subject and object, the same and different, identical and multiple.
The foliage of the artemisias such as wormwood, the silver-disks of Lunarias, the dried flower heads of hydrangeas, and the red bark of the red-stemmed shrubby dogwoods are but examples of using plants during the winter season to add color to our lives.