Definition of sanicle in English:

sanicle

noun

  • 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)

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Sanicle is used as a gargle in sore throat, quinsy, and whenever an astringent gargle is required.’

Origin

Late Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin sanicula, perhaps from Latin sanus ‘healthy’.

Pronunciation

sanicle

/ˈsanɪk(ə)l/