Spignel, or Spicknel, Aethusa Meum, L. a native perennial, growing in mountainous pastures, principally in the northern counties, where it flowers in the month of May. - The roots and seeds of this vegetable have a pleasant aromatic smell, and a hot, bitterish taste. They have occasionally been used as carminatives; and also been administered in ter-tian agues. At present, they are seldom employed, either in domes-tic economy, or in medicine; though Dr. WITHERING observes, that they will often answer as substitutes for pepper, or other pungent aromatics.