sanicle

[san-i-kuhl]
noun
any plant belonging to the genus Sanicula, of the parsley family, as S. marilandica, of America, used in medicine.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French < Medieval Latin sānicula, perhaps derivative of Latin sānus; see sane

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sanicle (ˈsænɪkəl)
 
n
any umbelliferous plant of the genus Sanicula, of most regions except Australia, having clusters of small white flowers and oval fruits with hooked bristles: formerly thought to have healing powers
 
[C15: via Old French from Medieval Latin sānicula, probably from Latin sānus healthy]

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