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Wormwood, group of herbs and shrubs in the composite family, found chiefly in arid regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Wormwood is grown commercially to provide an essential oil that has a variety of medicinal uses. The leaves of another type of wormwood, tarragon, is used as a seasoning. Common wormwood, or mugwort, is used in medicines and in the manufacture of absinthe.

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