Spicknel
Spicknel Spick"nel, n. [Contr. from spike nail a large, long nail; -- so called in allusion to the shape of its capillary leaves.] (Bot.) An umbelliferous herb ({Meum Athamanticum}) having finely divided leaves, common in Europe; -- called also {baldmoney}, {mew}, and {bearwort}. [Written also {spignel}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • spicknel — n. = BALDMONEY. Etymology: var. of SPIGNEL * * * spicknel(l obs. forms of spignel …   Useful english dictionary

  • spicknel — spick·nel …   English syllables

  • baldmoney — Spicknel Spick nel, n. [Contr. from spike nail a large, long nail; so called in allusion to the shape of its capillary leaves.] (Bot.) An umbelliferous herb ({Meum Athamanticum}) having finely divided leaves, common in Europe; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bearwort — Spicknel Spick nel, n. [Contr. from spike nail a large, long nail; so called in allusion to the shape of its capillary leaves.] (Bot.) An umbelliferous herb ({Meum Athamanticum}) having finely divided leaves, common in Europe; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meum Athamanticum — Spicknel Spick nel, n. [Contr. from spike nail a large, long nail; so called in allusion to the shape of its capillary leaves.] (Bot.) An umbelliferous herb ({Meum Athamanticum}) having finely divided leaves, common in Europe; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mew — Spicknel Spick nel, n. [Contr. from spike nail a large, long nail; so called in allusion to the shape of its capillary leaves.] (Bot.) An umbelliferous herb ({Meum Athamanticum}) having finely divided leaves, common in Europe; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spignel — Spicknel Spick nel, n. [Contr. from spike nail a large, long nail; so called in allusion to the shape of its capillary leaves.] (Bot.) An umbelliferous herb ({Meum Athamanticum}) having finely divided leaves, common in Europe; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spicknell — spicknel(l obs. forms of spignel …   Useful english dictionary

  • meum — ˈmēəm noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, spicknel, from Greek mēon : a genus of European aromatic perennial herbs (family Umbelliferae) with flowers in compound umbels see …   Useful english dictionary

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