absinthium
The dried leaves and tops of Artemisia a. (family Compositae). The infusion is now seldom used, but it has been used as a tonic; in large or frequently repeated doses it produces headache, trembling, and epileptiform convulsions. SYN: wormwood. [L., fr. G. apsinthion]

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ab·sin·thi·um ab-'sin(t)-thē-əm n, pl -thi·um
1) WORMWOOD
2 a) the dried leaves and flowering tops of a common wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) once used as a bitter tonic and stomachic
b) oil of wormwood used as an ingredient of absinthe

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ab·sin·thi·um (ab-sinґthe-um) 1. a plant of the species Artemisia absinthium (common wormwood). 2. the dead leaves and flowering tops of A. absinthium, formerly used as a bitter tonic. 3. an oil extracted from A. absinthium and used in absinthe.

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