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Mugwort Family

Mugwort was a common family name among the Bree-hobbits.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Mugwort is the name of the plant Artemisia akin to Wormwood. Tolkien mentioned that there is no special reason for the choice of Mugwort, except its hobbit-like sound.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "At the Sign of the Prancing Pony"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 760