(also sweet cicely)
noun (plural cicelies) an aromatic white-flowered plant of the parsley family, with fern-like leaves. [Myrrhis odorata (Europe), Osmorhiza claytoni (N. America), and other species.]
C16: from L. seselis, from Gk; influenced by the given name Cicely.

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  • cicely — (also sweet cicely) ► NOUN (pl. cicelies) ▪ an aromatic white flowered plant with fern like leaves. ORIGIN Greek seselis …   English terms dictionary

  • cicely — [sis′ə lē] n. pl. cicelies [ME seseli < L seselis < Gr] SWEET CICELY …   English World dictionary

  • Cicely — Cic e*ly, n. [L. seselis, Gr. ?, ?; perh. ultimately of Egyptian origin.] (Bot.) Any one of several umbelliferous plants, of the genera {Myrrhis}, {Osmorrhiza}, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cicely — f English: variant spelling of CECILY (SEE Cecily). This was a common form of the name in the Middle Ages. Cognate: Scandinavian: Sissel. Pet form: English: SISSY (SEE Sissy) …   First names dictionary

  • Cicely — [sis′ə lē] n. a feminine name: see CECILIA1 …   English World dictionary

  • Cicely — Sweet Cicely redirects here. For the American herb, see Osmorhiza. Cicely Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • Cicely — Seriendaten Deutscher Titel: Ausgerechnet Alaska Originaltitel: Northern Exposure Produktionsland: USA Produktionsjahr(e): 1990–1995 Episodenlänge: etwa 45 Minuten Episodenanzahl …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cicely — /sis euh lee/, n., pl. cicelies. a plant, Myrrhis odorata, of the parsley family, having a fragrant aroma and sometimes used as a potherb. [1590 1600; < L seseli < Gk séselis, séseli hartwort, resp. through influence of proper name Cicely] * * *… …   Universalium

  • Cicely — noun a variant of Cecily and Cecilia used since the Middle Ages. First Servant. Sometimes you would call out for Cicely Hacket …   Wiktionary

  • cicely — n. type of aromatic plant of the parsley family used as a potherb, sweet cicely …   English contemporary dictionary

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