Etymology: From Latin, absinthium < Ancient Greek (polytonic, á) (apsinthion). The Ancient Greek word is of uncertain origin. May be from (Pers.) (FAchar, ÙÙ) ispand ("wild rue"). (See also w:AbsintheEtymology.)
- (botany) The common wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), an intensely bitter plant, used as a tonic and for making the oil of wormwood.
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