sanicle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sanicle a plant of the genus Sanicula having palmately compound leaves and unisexual flowers in panicled umbels followed by bristly fruit; reputed to have healing powers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sanicle (Bot) Any plant of the umbelliferous genus Sanicula, reputed to have healing powers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sanicle A plant of the genus Sanicula. The common sanicle, called wood-sanicle, is S. Europæa, of Europe and central Asia, a plant once credited with great remedial virtues. There are several American species, of which S. Marilandica, called black snakeroot, is said to possess some medicinal properties.
    • n sanicle A plant of some other genus. See the phrases.
    • n sanicle Sanicula Marilandica. Also called black snakeroot.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sanicle san′ik′l a plant of the genus Sanicula, the common wood-sanicle long supposed to have healing power.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., from L. sanare, to heal
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. sanāre, to heal.

Usage

In literature:

For two Hogsheads of Metheglin, you take two handfuls a piece of each herb, Excepting Sanicle; of which you take but half a handful.
"The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened" by Kenelm Digby
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