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18 Spice names and what they mean, for spice, herb, perfume for baby girls, listing 1-18.
Althea .. (Greek) "Healing herb." ..
Anise .. Other names derived from spices are Clove and Juniper ..
Bay .. Also a plant name: the term "bay" is used for several different types of trees, including the bay laurel, whose leaves are used as a herb and flavouring agent, and were also twined into wreaths by the Greeks, to crown victors ..
Cassia .. From Greek "kasia", a type of the spice cinnamon (see Kezia) ..
Chanel .. Contemporary usage may be due to the influence of the legendary fashion designer Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel (1883-1971), and a number of famous perfumes ..
Ciara .. In the US it is pronounced with a soft "c", in which case it represents either a respelling of Sierra, or a use of the brand of perfume called Ciara (compare Chanel) introduced by Revlon in 1973.
Cinnamon .. From "kinnamon", of Semitic origin, referring to the warm brown-colored spice that has been grown in tropical climates for thousands of years ..
Clove .. Botanical name: the spice (compare Cinnamon) that comes from the Latin word "clavus" meaning "nail", which the clove flower resembles ..
Essence .. (American) "Perfume." ..
Fennel .. From the name of the plant "faeniculum", a diminutive of "faenum", or "hay", whose seeds are used as a spice ..
Ginger .. Refers to the pungent root used as a spice ..
Norell .. Occasional usage of this surname as a given name may be due to the perfume ..
Rosemary .. Also a blend of Rose and Mary, or refers to the fragrant herb, which in folklore is the emblem of remembrance ..
Rue .. Botanical name: a herb used for cooking and in medicine .. In Shakespeare's "Hamlet", Ophelia called rue the "herb-grace o' Sundays" ..
Saffron Flower name: saffron is used as a spice as well as a bright orange-yellow color dye ..
Salvia .. The Latin name for the sage herb, which is used for its healing powers and for its aroma as a spice.
Shalimar Name of a Guerlain perfume which was named for the famous Shalimar Gardens near what is now Lahore, Pakistan ..
Tansy .. Also the name of an unusual herb ..
Althea, Chanel, Ciara, Ginger and Rosemary are commonly used names, while Anise, Bay, Cassia, Cinnamon, Clove, Essence, Fennel, Norell, Rue, Saffron, Salvia, Shalimar and Tansy are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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