grande wormwood

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French grande, grand, great + Middle English wormwode, from Old English wermōd, wormwood


grande wormwood (uncountable)

  1. The herb wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), which is used in the production of absinthe and vermouth, and as a tonic.

Usage notes[edit]

The French spelling grande, with an “e,” is used to preserve the distinction with petite wormwood (French petite, feminine of petit, small).

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