- a plant, Myrrhis odorata, of the parsley family, having a fragrant aroma and sometimes used as a potherb.
Origin of cicely
- a female given name, form of Cecilia.
Examples from the Web for cicely
Historical Examples of cicely
Cicely Howe has been teasing me to stop over and go with her.The Very Small Person
Annie Hamilton Donnell
Nothing was too large for Cicely's good-will, nothing too small.Aunt Deborah
Mary Russell Mitford
"I sang to—to—my papa," said Cicely—tears springing to her eyes.
After school was over he said to her, "Do you sing, Cicely?"
Cicely and Agnes were quite aware that their religious sentiments were alike.For the Master's Sake
Emily Sarah Holt
- short for sweet cicely
Word Origin for cicely
fem. proper name, an alteration or nativization of Cecilia. The plant (late 16c.) is Latin seselis, from Greek seselis.