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Spicknel \Spick"nel\, n. [Contr. from spike nail a large, long nail; -- so called in allusion to the shape of its capillary leaves.] (Bot.) An umbelliferous herb ( Meum Athamanticum) having finely divided leaves, common in Europe; -- called also baldmoney, mew, and bearwort. [Written also spignel.]


n. 1 ''Meum athamanticum'', an ornamental plant in the Apiaceae family. 2 gentian