sanicle

[san-i-kuh l]

Origin of sanicle

1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French < Medieval Latin sānicula, perhaps derivative of Latin sānus; see sane
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sanicle

noun
  1. 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

Word Origin for sanicle

C15: via Old French from Medieval Latin sānicula, probably from Latin sānus healthy
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