Sanicle meaning

sănĭ-kəl
Any of various plants of the genus Sanicula of the parsley family, having compound umbels of small yellow, purple, or greenish flowers and fruit with hooked bristles, formerly used as an astringent.
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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.
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Any of various plants of the genus Sanicula of the parsley family, having compound umbels of small yellow, purple, or greenish flowers and fruit with hooked bristles, formerly used as an astringent.
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(botany) Any of several plants, of the genus Sanicula, having palmate compound leaves and small flowers arranged in umbels; the snakeroot.
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Origin of sanicle

  • Middle English from Old French from Medieval Latin sānicula probably from Latin sānus healthy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition