sanicle

[ san-i-kuh l ]
/ ˈsæn ɪ kəl /
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noun

any plant belonging to the genus Sanicula, of the parsley family, as S. marilandica, of America, used in medicine.

Nearby words

  1. sanguinous,
  2. sanguivorous,
  3. sanhedrim,
  4. sanhedrin,
  5. sanibel island,
  6. sanidine,
  7. sanies,
  8. saniopurulent,
  9. sanioserous,
  10. sanious

Origin of sanicle

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

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British Dictionary definitions for sanicle

sanicle

/ (ˈsænɪkəl) /

noun

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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