sweet cicely

noun
sweet cic·​e·​ly | \ -ˈsi-s(ə-)lē How to pronounce sweet cicely (audio) \

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

First Known Use of sweet cicely

1577, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sweet cicely

cicely from Latin seselis, from Greek

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