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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Semen  \Se"men\,  n.;  pl  {Semina}.  [L.,  from  the  root  of  serere, 
  satum,  to  sow.  See  {Sow}  to  scatter  seed.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  The  seed  of  plants. 
 
  2.  (Physiol.)  The  seed  or  fecundating  fluid  of  male  animals; 
  sperm.  It  is  a  white  or  whitish  viscid  fluid  secreted  by 
  the  testes,  characterized  by  the  presence  of  spermatozoids 
  to  which  it  owes  its  generative  power. 
 
  {Semen  contra},  or  {Semen  cin[ae]  or  cyn[ae]},  a  strong 
  aromatic,  bitter  drug,  imported  from  Aleppo  and  Barbary, 
  said  to  consist  of  the  leaves,  peduncles,  and  unexpanded 
  flowers  of  various  species  of  {Artemisia};  wormseed. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Artemisia  \Ar`te*mi"si*a\  ([aum]rt[-e]"m[i^]zh"[i^]*[.a]  or 
  [aum]rt[-e]"m[i^]sh"[i^]*[.a]),  n.  [L.  Artemisia,  Gr 
  'Artemisi`a.]  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  plants  including  the  plants  called  mugwort, 
  southernwood,  and  wormwood.  Of  these  {A.  absinthium},  or 
  common  wormwood,  is  well  known  and  {A.  tridentata}  is  the 
  sage  brush  of  the  Rocky  Mountain  region. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  artemisia 
  n  :  any  of  various  composite  shrubs  or  herbs  of  the  genus 
  Artemisia  having  aromatic  green  or  grayish  foliage 




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