Definition of wormwood noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈwɜːmwʊd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɜːrmwʊd//
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a plant with a bitter flavour, used in making alcoholic drinks and medicines Word OriginOld English wermōd. The change in spelling in late Middle English was due to association with worm and wood. Compare with vermouth.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: wormwood

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