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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.
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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]
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south•ern•wood

(ˈsʌð ərnˌwʊd)

n.
a woody-stemmed wormwood, Artemisia abrotanum, of S Europe, having aromatic, finely dissected leaves.
[before 1000]
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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
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References in classic literature ?
There were rosy bleeding-hearts and great splendid crimson peonies; white, fragrant narcissi and thorny, sweet Scotch roses; pink and blue and white columbines and lilac-tinted Bouncing Bets; clumps of southernwood and ribbon grass and mint; purple Adam-and-Eve, daffodils, and masses of sweet clover white with its delicate, fragrant, feathery sprays; scarlet lightning that shot its fiery lances over prim white musk-flowers; a garden it was where sunshine lingered and bees hummed, and winds, beguiled into loitering, purred and rustled.
Beth had old-fashioned fragrant flowers in her garden, sweet peas and mignonette, larkspur, pinks, pansies, and southernwood, with chickweed for the birds and catnip for the pussies.
The window and door were open, and the morning air brought with it a mingled scent of southernwood, thyme, and sweet-briar from the patch of garden by the side of the cottage.
He strayed down a walk edged with box, with apple trees, pear trees, and cherry trees on one side, and a border on the other full of all sorts of old-fashioned flowers, stocks, sweet-williams, primroses, pansies, mingled with southernwood, sweet-briar, and various fragrant herbs.
|Adam Southernwood, 26, of Coniston Avenue, Dalton.
For Cardiff, Kenneth Zohore has been training with fitness coach Lee Southernwood this week as he continues to recover from a calf problem and could be on the bench.
Green Earth will be selling native grasses, ferns and other perennials from Southernwood Gardens.
The snapshots have been memorable and heartening: Warnock posing for pictures with local sponsors at Bodmin, signing autographs, greeting both locals and travelling Cardiff fans at a sun-soaked Tavistock, bedominic fore beaming gleefully ahead of kick off at Torquay as Aron Gunnarsson was given a thorough examination of his fitness by conditioning coach Lee Southernwood.
The snapshots have been memorable and heartening: Warnock posing for pictures with local sponsors at Bodmin, signing autographs, greeting both locals and travelling Cardiff fans at a sun-soaked Tavistock, before beaming gleefully ahead of kick off at Torquay as Aron Gunnarsson was given a thorough examination of his fitness by conditioning coach Lee Southernwood.
For Cardiff, Serrant and Lee Southernwood will be working closely with strength and conditioning coach Mike Beere and sports scientist Ben Parry as part of that process.
Try rosemary, wormwood, pennyroyal, tansy, southernwood, lavender, or eucalyptus.
SOUTHERNWOOD DEREK ALAN On November 13th 2017, Derek aged 67 years.