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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sis-uh-lee]
    • /ˈsɪs ə li/
    • /ˈsɪsɪlɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sis-uh-lee]
    • /ˈsɪs ə li/

Definitions of cicely word

  • noun cicely a feminine name 3
  • noun cicely sweet cicely 3
  • noun plural cicely a plant, Myrrhis odorata, of the parsley family, having a fragrant aroma and sometimes used as a potherb. 1
  • noun cicely a female given name, form of Cecilia. 1
  • noun cicely An aromatic white -flowered plant of the parsley family, with fernlike leaves. 1
  • noun cicely Myrrhis odorata, a plant in the genus Myrrhis, in the family Apiaceae. 0

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Origin of cicely

First appearance:

before 1590
One of the 37% oldest English words
1590-1600; < Latin seseli < Greek séselis, séseli hartwort, respelling through influence of proper name Cicely

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Parts of speech for Cicely


cicely popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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