- any plant belonging to the genus Sanicula, of the parsley family, as S. marilandica, of America, used in medicine.
Origin of sanicle
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Historical Examples of sanicle
I would push my way through a tangle of sanicle, and beyond the trunk of a slim elm catch a gleam of white in the dusk.Everyday Adventures
Sanicle, san′ik′l, n. a plant of the genus Sanicula, the common wood-sanicle long supposed to have healing power.
Said to be an ancient Greek name of the Sanicle, of obscure meaning, strangely applied by Linnus to this plant.
- any umbelliferous plant of the genus Sanicula, of most regions except Australia, having clusters of small white flowers and oval fruits with hooked bristles: formerly thought to have healing powers