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squinancy

[skwin-uh n-see, -uh-see] /ˈskwɪn ən si, -ə si/
noun
1.
a prostrate Eurasian plant, Asperula cynanchica, of the madder family, having smooth, weak stems and sparse white or pink flowers, formerly believed to be a cure for quinsy.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English squynancy quinsy < Medieval Latin squinancia, -antia < Greek synánchē, kynánchē, diseases of the throat
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