American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various perennial New World herbs of the genus Osmorhiza of the parsley family, having fleshy aromatic roots, compound leaves, and clusters of small white flowers.
- n. An aromatic European perennial herb (Myrrhis odorata) having compound leaves and compound umbels of small white flowers. Also called myrrh.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Myrrhis (M. odorata) growing in England.
- n. fresh ferny leaves and green seeds used as garnish in salads and cold vegetables; dried seeds used in confectionery and liqueurs
- n. European herb with soft ferny leaves and white flowers
- n. aromatic resin that is burned as incense and used in perfume
- Middle English seseli, from Latin seselis, from Greek. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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