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cicely

[ sis-uh-lee ]
/ ˈsɪs ə li /
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noun, plural cic·e·lies.

a plant, Myrrhis odorata, of the parsley family, having a fragrant aroma and sometimes used as a potherb.

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Origin of cicely

1590–1600; <Latin seseli<Greek séselis, séseli hartwort, respelling through influence of proper name Cicely

Definition for cicely (2 of 2)

Cicely
[ sis-uh-lee ]
/ ˈsɪs ə li /

noun

a female given name, form of Cecilia.
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British Dictionary definitions for cicely

cicely
/ (ˈsɪsəlɪ) /

noun plural -lies

short for sweet cicely
C16: from Latin seselis, from Greek, of obscure origin; influenced in spelling by the English proper name Cicely
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