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sanicle

[san-i-kuh l] /ˈsæn ɪ kəl/
noun
1.
any plant belonging to the genus Sanicula, of the parsley family, as S. marilandica, of America, used in medicine.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Middle French < Medieval Latin sānicula, perhaps derivative of Latin sānus; see sane
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  • Threats to cluster sanicle include forestry activity and recreational traffic.
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sanicle

/ˈsænɪkəl/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
C15: via Old French from Medieval Latin sānicula, probably from Latin sānus healthy
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