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1. Any of various aromatic North American perennial plants of the genus Osmorhiza of the parsley family, having compound leaves and clusters of small usually white flowers.
2. An aromatic European perennial plant (Myrrhis odorata) in the parsley family, having compound leaves and compound umbels of small white flowers. Also called myrrh2.
[Middle English seseli, from Latin seselis, from Greek.]
1. (Plants) Also called: myrrh an aromatic umbelliferous European plant, Myrrhis odorata, having compound leaves and clusters of small white flowers
2. (Cookery) the leaves of this plant, formerly used in cookery for their flavour of aniseed
3. (Plants) any of various plants of the umbelliferous genus Osmorhiza, of Asia and America, having aromatic roots and clusters of small white flowers
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|Noun||1.||sweet cicely - European herb with soft ferny leaves and white flowers|
sweet cicely - fresh ferny leaves and green seeds used as garnish in salads and cold vegetables; dried seeds used in confectionery and liqueurs
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
|2.||sweet cicely - aromatic resin that is burned as incense and used in perfume|
gum resin - a mixture of resin and gum
|3.||sweet cicely - fresh ferny leaves and green seeds used as garnish in salads and cold vegetables; dried seeds used in confectionery and liqueurs|
herb - aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities