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sanicle

[ san-i-kuhl ]
/ 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.
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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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