sanicle definition by Webster's New World
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any of a genus (Sanicula) of plants of the umbel family, with long-stalked leaves and clusters of small, white or yellowish flowers: formerly regarded as having healing powers
Origin: Old French ; from Midieval Latin sanicula, probably diminutive ; from Classical Latin sanus, healthy
sanicle definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of various plants of the genus Sanicula, having usually compound leaves and compound umbels of small yellow, purple, or greenish flowers, formerly used as an astringent.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin sānicula, probably from Latin sānus, healthy.