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sweet cicely

noun sweet cic·e·ly \-ˈsi-s(ə-)lē\

Definition of SWEET CICELY

:  any of a genus (Osmorhiza) of American and eastern Asian herbs of the carrot family that typically have thick fleshy roots and grow in moist woodlands
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Origin of SWEET CICELY

cicely from Latin seselis, from Greek
First Known Use: 1577

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