Definition of southernwood in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌð(ə)nwʊd/


A bushy artemisia of southern Europe. Also called lad's love.
  • Artemisia abrotanum, family Compositae.
Example sentences
  • The heat brings out the scents; not just the crambe, but the dry undertang of artemisias and southernwood, and the bold, voluptuous wafts from lilies, roses and nicotiana.
  • Many herbs can help to deter flies, such as lavender, sweet woodruff, lemon verbena, star anise, tansy, any of the mints, rosemary, bay, chamomile, rue, elder, southernwood and basil.
  • Southernwood grows in a dryish soil and in full sun.

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