from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Meum athamanticum, an ornamental plant in the Apiaceae family.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as spickenel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See spicknel.


From spike nail, a large, long nail; so called in allusion to the shape of its capillary leaves. (Wiktionary)


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  • Yes! Thanks. I keep forgetting to do that.

    October 16, 2008

  • No problem--I was just asking so I could tag it!

    October 16, 2008

  • They are the same plant, at least according to the references I checked. And I got it from your confectio Damocritis entry in the first place. :-)

    October 16, 2008

  • I probably found this when looking up confectio Damocritis. Are these all plants? All medicinal? Are they all the same plant, mayhap?

    October 16, 2008

  • See also spicknel. Also called baldmoney, mew, and bearwort.

    October 16, 2008