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

Word History


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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sanicle was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Sanicle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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