Middle English Dictionary Entry

sǒuthern(e-wọ̄de n.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

Note: For other forms see southern(e adj.
1.
(a) The plant southernwood (Artemisia abrotanum); (b) glossing L armenicus:?an apricot tree; glossing L caruca:?a kind of dried fig or fig tree; ?a medicament for the ears.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • c1400 To God (Wel 406)224 : Alle of þe herbys o Ierlonde, Here þow schalt ham knowe eueri onde..Finelle, sowrynwod [read:soþrynwod], weþerwoy, & carway.
  • Note: New form: Also..(error) sowrynwod.
    Note: Quot. belongs to sense (a).--per MLL