Sweet Cicely Definition

Any of several perennial North American herbs (genus Osmorhiza) of the umbel family, with compound leaves and clusters of small, white flowers.
Webster's New World
A European perennial herb (Myrrhis odorata) of the umbel family, with anise-scented leaves formerly used in flavoring.
Webster's New World
  • Myrrhis odorata
  • gum-myrrh
  • myrrh

Origin of Sweet Cicely

  • Middle English seseli from Latin seselis from Greek

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

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