Definition of sanicle in English:


Line breaks: san|icle
Pronunciation: /ˈsanɪk(ə)l


A plant of the parsley family which has burr-like fruit.
  • Genus Sanicula, family Umbelliferae: several species, in particular the Eurasian wood sanicle (S. europaea)
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  • The steeper slopes and cliffs of Augill support a mixed woodland of ash, birch and rowan with an interesting ground flora including species such as bluebell, sanicle and wood avens.
  • Although she applied a fresh astringent of sanicle when she changed my bandages, the carrion trapped in the dewclaw infected the wound and it healed badly.
  • Sanicle is used as a gargle in sore throat, quinsy, and whenever an astringent gargle is required.


late Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin sanicula, perhaps from Latin sanus 'healthy'.

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