sweet cicely

sweet cicely

noun
any of several plants, as a European plant, Myrrhis odorata, of the parsley family, used as a potherb, or certain related North American plants of the genus Osmorhiza.

Origin:
1660–70

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sweet cicely
 
n
1.  Also called: myrrh an aromatic umbelliferous European plant, Myrrhis odorata, having compound leaves and clusters of small white flowers
2.  the leaves of this plant, formerly used in cookery for their flavour of aniseed
3.  any of various plants of the umbelliferous genus Osmorhiza, of Asia and America, having aromatic roots and clusters of small white flowers

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