sweet cicely


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sweet cic·e·ly

 (sĭs′ə-lē)
n.
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.]

sweet cicely

n
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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
genus Myrrhis, Myrrhis - European perennial herbs having pinnate leaves and umbels of white flowers
2.sweet cicely - aromatic resin that is burned as incense and used in perfumesweet cicely - aromatic resin that is burned as incense and used in perfume
Commiphora myrrha, myrrh tree - tree of eastern Africa and Asia yielding myrrh
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
Myrrhis odorata, sweet cicely - European herb with soft ferny leaves and white flowers
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