n.1.(Med.) The quinsy. See Quinsy.
2.(Bot.) A European perennial herb (Asperula cynanchica) with narrowly linear whorled leaves; - formerly thought to cure the quinsy. Also called quincewort.
Squinancy berries
black currants; - so called because used to cure the quinsy.
- Dr. Prior.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.