Squin"ance (?), Squin"an*cy (?), n. [F. esquinancie, OF. squinance, esquinance. See Quinsy.]

1. Med.

The quinsy. See Quinsy.


2. Bot.

A European perennial herb (Asperula cynanchica) with narrowly linear whorled leaves; -- formerly thought to cure the quinsy. Also called quincewort.

Squinancy berries, black currants; -- so called because used to cure the quinsy. Dr. Prior.


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