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Dates
The only known member of the family, identified simply as 'Mr. Mugwort', was extant at the end of the Third Age
Location
Race
Culture
Settlements
Mr. Mugwort was known to frequent the Prancing Pony in Bree
Pronunciation
mu'gwort
Meaning
Taken from the name of a plant1

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Mugwort Family

A family of the Bree-hobbits

A common family name among the Bree-hobbits.


Notes

1

The origin of 'mugwort' as the name of an aromatic plant, from which the Mugwort family took their own name, is not known with certainty. Some sources suggest a combination Old Norse/Old English muggi-wyrt 'marsh root', while others prefer a purely Old English mycg-wyrt, 'midge root'. Either of these seem plausible, especially given the proximity of the Midgewater Marshes to the Mugworts' home in the Bree-land.

See also...

Bree-hobbits

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