sanicle

noun
san·​i·​cle | \ ˈsa-ni-kəl How to pronounce sanicle (audio) \

Definition of sanicle

: any of several plants sometimes held to have healing powers especially : a plant (genus Sanicula) of the carrot family with a root used in folk medicine as an anodyne or astringent

First Known Use of sanicle

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sanicle

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin sanicula

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“Sanicle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sanicle. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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