: a genus of chiefly American herbs (family Umbelliferae) having palmately compound leaves, unisexual flowers in panicled umbels, and fruit covered with hooked bristles

Word History


New Latin, from Medieval Latin, sanicle, probably diminutive of Latin sanus healthy

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“Sanicula.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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