1) A small, bushy, aromatic herb, much used medicinally in the past.

Here included in a ‘recipe’ for The Scowringe for a cocke: c.1590 Rue and fynkell, pearcelye, sorrel and marygoulde leaves tyme Isuppe and wintergelofre leaves, Almondbury

c.1819 Fennel, Hyssop, Groundcil & Salendine one handful of each boiled in water & bear 1 pint, South Crosland.

dates 1590 1819

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