moxa

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese (mogusa, mugwort). The u is not strongly pronounced in Japanese, leading to its disappearance and the devoicing of the plosive. First used by Hermann Buschoff, a Dutch minister in Batavia, who wrote the first book about this remedy in 1674.

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moxa (countable and uncountable, plural moxas)

  1. Mugwort root, as used in moxibustion.
  2. Any other plant used in moxibustion.

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