from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plant of the genus Seseli; cicely. See cicely.
  • n. [capitalized] [NL. (Linnæus, 1737).] A genus of umbelliferous plants, type of the tribe Seselineæ and subtribe Euseseleæ.

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  • n. a rosid dicot genus that includes moon carrots


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  • Then, having bruised the root of seseli to a very fine powder, and poured in some water, let it macerate for four days, and, mixing the water with honey, let the patient drink it, fasting, to the amount of three cyathi, and at the same time purge away the ascarides.

    On Fistulae

  • But if the pain be below the diaphragm, and do not point to the clavicle, we must open the belly either with black hellebore or peplium, mixing the black hellebore with carrot or seseli, or cumin, or anise, or any other of the fragrant herbs; and with the peplium the juice of sulphium (asafoetida), for these substances, when mixed up together, are of a similar nature.

    On Regimen In Acute Diseases

  • Again, after parturition, it first swallows the afterbirth, then goes in quest of the seseli shrub, and after eating of it returns to its young.

    The History of Animals

  • He swallowed galbanum, seseli, and viper’s venom which freezes the heart; Negro women, singing barbarous words in the moonlight, pricked the skin of his forehead with golden stylets; he loaded himself with necklaces and charms; he invoked in turn Baal-Khamon,



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