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sweet cicely

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noun sweet cic·e·ly \-ˈsi-s(ə-)lē\

Definition of sweet cicely

  1. :  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



Origin of sweet cicely

cicely from Latin seselis, from Greek


First Known Use: 1577


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