sweet cicely
noun Etymology: cicely from Latin seselis, from Greek Date: 1597 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

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  • Sweet cicely — may refer to:* Cicely, a European herb also called sweet cicely * Osmorhiza , a genus of two American plants called sweet cicely …   Wikipedia

  • Sweet cicely — Sweet Sweet, a. [Compar. {Sweeter}; superl. {Sweetest}.] [OE. swete, swote, sote, AS. sw[=e]te; akin to OFries. sw[=e]te, OS. sw[=o]ti, D. zoet, G. s[ u]ss, OHG. suozi, Icel. s[ae]tr, s[oe]tr, Sw. s[ o]t, Dan. s[ o]d, Goth. suts, L. suavis, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sweet cicely — n. ☆ 1. any of several perennial North American herbs (genus Osmorhiza) of the umbel family, with compound leaves and clusters of small, white flowers 2. a European perennial herb (Myrrhis odorata) of the umbel family, with anise scented leaves… …   English World dictionary

  • sweet cicely — kvapioji garduoklė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Salierinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Myrrhis odorata), paplitęs pietų Europoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai). atitikmenys: lot. Myrrhis odorata… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sweet cicely — noun see cicely …   English new terms dictionary

  • sweet cicely — /swit ˈsɪsəli/ (say sweet sisuhlee) noun any of several umbelliferous plants nearly allied to chervil, as an English species, Myrrhis odorata, sometimes used as a potherb, or some species of the North American genus Osmorhiza …   Australian English dictionary

  • sweet cicely — any of several plants, as a European plant, Myrrhis odorata, of the parsley family, used as a potherb, or certain related North American plants of the genus Osmorhiza. [1660 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • sweet cicely — n. type of aromatic plant of the parsley family used as a potherb …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sweet cicely — noun 1. aromatic resin that is burned as incense and used in perfume • Syn: ↑myrrh, ↑gum myrrh • Hypernyms: ↑gum resin • Substance Holonyms: ↑myrrh tree, ↑Commiphora myrrha 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cicely — Sweet Cicely redirects here. For the American herb, see Osmorhiza. Cicely Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

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