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Meaning of squinancy

squin•an•cy

Pronunciation: (skwin'un-sē, -u-sē), [key]
— n.
  1. a prostrate Eurasian plant, Asperula cynanchica, of the madder family, having smooth, weak stems and sparse white or pink flowers, formerly believed to be a cure for quinsy.
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