quincewort
Squinance Squin"ance (skw[i^]n"ans), Squinancy Squin"an*cy (-an*s[y^]), n. [F. esquinancie, OF. squinance, esquinance. See {Quinsy}.] 1. (Med.) The quinsy. See {Quinsy}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) A European perennial herb ({Asperula cynanchica}) with narrowly linear whorled leaves; -- formerly thought to cure the quinsy. Also called {quincewort}. [1913 Webster]

{Squinancy berries}, black currants; -- so called because used to cure the quinsy. --Dr. Prior. [1913 Webster]


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  • Quincewort — Quince wort , n. (Bot.) The squinancy. Called also {quinsywort}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quinsywort — Quincewort Quince wort , n. (Bot.) The squinancy. Called also {quinsywort}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Asperula cynanchica — Squinance Squin ance (skw[i^]n ans), Squinancy Squin an*cy ( an*s[y^]), n. [F. esquinancie, OF. squinance, esquinance. See {Quinsy}.] 1. (Med.) The quinsy. See {Quinsy}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A European perennial herb ({Asperula… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Squinance — Squin ance (skw[i^]n ans), Squinancy Squin an*cy ( an*s[y^]), n. [F. esquinancie, OF. squinance, esquinance. See {Quinsy}.] 1. (Med.) The quinsy. See {Quinsy}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A European perennial herb ({Asperula cynanchica}) with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Squinancy — Squinance Squin ance (skw[i^]n ans), Squinancy Squin an*cy ( an*s[y^]), n. [F. esquinancie, OF. squinance, esquinance. See {Quinsy}.] 1. (Med.) The quinsy. See {Quinsy}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A European perennial herb ({Asperula… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Squinancy berries — Squinance Squin ance (skw[i^]n ans), Squinancy Squin an*cy ( an*s[y^]), n. [F. esquinancie, OF. squinance, esquinance. See {Quinsy}.] 1. (Med.) The quinsy. See {Quinsy}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A European perennial herb ({Asperula… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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