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A plant of the parsley family which has burr-like fruit.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
Late Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin sanicula, perhaps from Latin sanus healthy.
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