[muhg-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈmʌgˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/

any of certain weedy composite plants of the genus Artemisia, especially A. vulgaris, having aromatic leaves and small, greenish flower heads.
a N temperate perennial herbaceous plant, Artemisia vulgaris, with aromatic leaves and clusters of small greenish-white flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
another name for crosswort

Old English mugcwyrt, literally “midge wort,” from West Germanic *muggiwurti, from *muggjo- “fly” (see midge) + root of wort.


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