• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cicely (Bot) Any one of several umbelliferous plants, of the genera Myrrhis Osmorrhiza, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cicely A popular name of several umbelliferous plants. See Seseli.
    • n cicely In North America, the species of Osmorrhiza.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cicely sis′e-li a genus of umbelliferous plants nearly allied to chervil.
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  • George Bernard Shaw
    “Whenever you wish to do anything against the law, Cicely, always consult a good solicitor first.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. seselis, Gr. , ; perh. ultimately of Egyptian origin
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. and Gr. seseli.


In literature:

To Cicely's English eyes the entire homestead was a strangely delightful place.
"Fifty-Two Stories For Girls" by Various
Under the grey autumnal sky Miss Cicely Farmond drove out of the town wrapped in Ned Cromarty's overcoat.
"Simon" by J. Storer Clouston
Cicely, it's going to be no use.
"A Sheaf of Corn" by Mary E. Mann
Cicely Hallowell sighed deeply as she pushed away the heap of papers before her and brushed back the hair from her aching forehead.
"The Windy Hill" by Cornelia Meigs
Cicely will never go back to the Carter school, and I should be glad to have the girls keep together.
"Caps and Capers" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
So I and the Fat Woman and Jowler, Cicely Grip having betaken herself to the kitchen, were left together.
"The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 1 of 3" by George Augustus Sala
So she spoke to her two chief friends, her that had been Cicely Elliott and her old husband Rochford, the knight of Bosworth Hedge.
"Privy Seal" by Ford Madox Ford
The most generally known, of such incidents, was the pursuit of Cicely Jordan, upon the death of her husband Samuel.
"Domestic Life in Virginia in the Seventeenth Century" by Annie Lash Jester
Go to sleep, Cicely, and let folks be.
"In Convent Walls" by Emily Sarah Holt
She thought of Bertie, and Cicely, and Eva, and baby, and Vincent, and wondered whether measles hurt much.
"Oswald Bastable and Others" by Edith Nesbit
The pair shared a bedroom, and were so inseparable that Cicely was often called Lindsay's shadow.
"The Manor House School" by Angela Brazil
Cicely Howe has been teasing me to stop over and go with her.
"The Very Small Person" by Annie Hamilton Donnell
Cicely is too long in the shank.
"The Fifth Queen" by Ford Madox Ford
He tried to persuade Cicely to stay away from the ball-room for a fourth dance.
"The Squire's Daughter" by Archibald Marshall
Cicely, St., 321, note.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
On the eve of his departure, his mother Cicely came to Wilderness Lodge to bid him farewell.
"Trevethlan: Volume 1" by William Davy Watson
Had not Cicely written that he had gone West, soon after her own departure from New York.
"The Sword of Damocles" by Anna Katharine Green
CICELY'S CHOICE, A Story for Girls.
"The Dramatic Works of G. E. Lessing" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Cicely has very good taste, too, in her little way.
"The Nest, The White Pagoda, The Suicide, A Forsaken Temple, Miss Jones and The Masterpiece" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Do you understand me, dearest Lady Cicely?
"Ten Thousand a-Year (Vol. 2)" by Samuel Warren

In poetry:

Frail-witted, illuded they call me;
I may be. 'Tis better
To dream than to own the debasement
Of sweet Cicely.
"My Cicely" by Thomas Hardy
We belonged to the American fishing schooner named "Cicely",
And our captain was a brave man, called McKenzie;
And the vessel had fourteen hands altogether
And during the passage we had favourable weather.
"A Tale of the Sea" by William Topaz McGonagall
Poetry!--Well now--Polly! Polly, run to your mam;
Run right away, my pooty! By-by! Ain't she a lamb?
Poetry!--that reminds me o' suthin' right in that suit:
Jest shet that door thar, will yer?--for Cicely's ears is cute.
"Cicely" by Francis Bret Harte
Ye noticed Polly,--the baby? A month afore she was born,
Cicely--my old woman--was moody-like and forlorn;
Out of her head and crazy, and talked of flowers and trees;
Family man yourself, sir? Well, you know what a woman be's.
"Cicely" by Francis Bret Harte
Cicely says you're a poet; maybe,--I ain't much on rhyme:
I reckon you'd give me a hundred, and beat me every time.
Poetry!--that's the way some chaps puts up an idee,
But I takes mine "straight without sugar," and that's what's the matter with me.
"Cicely" by Francis Bret Harte
"Cicely! Cicely! Cicely!" I called, and I held my breath,
And "Cicely!" came from the canyon,--and all was as still as death.
And "Cicely! Cicely! Cicely!" came from the rocks below,
And jest but a whisper of "Cicely!" down from them peaks of snow.
"Cicely" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

Pastry chef Cicely Austin told us how to make a bang-up version.
Pastry chef Cicely Austin's cheesecake is brightened up with lemon zest and anchored by a graham-cracker crust.
Cicely "Mitch" Geraldine Tucker, 89, of Westminster, Md.
Cicely Tyson will never settle.
Cicely Tyson (center) and Emma Stone on the set of 2011's "The Help" with Stephen Goldblatt, left, director of photography, and Tate Taylor, director-screenwriter.
Thirty six year old Larry Dunn Junior allegedly lost his cool when Cicely Bolden, 28, shared she had HIV.
Here is this week's battle featuring Cicely from Morristown versus Linda in Bernardsville.
In the iconic miniseries Roots, Cicely Tyson plays Binta, the mother of Kunta Kinte.
During filming, Cicely lost her own mother.
Before there was Halle Berry, Cicely Tyson, Angela Bassett or even Dorothy Dandridge, there was Lena Horne .
Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts.
Theater Design Inc is pleased to announce the opening of the Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts in East Orange, NJ.
Thirty six year old Larry Dunn Junior allegedly lost his cool when Cicely Bolden , 28, shared she had HIV.
Cicely Tyson Returning to Broadway After 30 Years in "The Trip to Bountiful ".
Born and raised in Harlem, it was Cicely Tyson's iconic beauty that got her noticed, but her talent made her a legend.