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sweet cicely

noun
1.
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
1660-1670
1660-70
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British Dictionary definitions for sweet cicely

sweet cicely

noun
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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