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lovage

noun lov·age \ˈlə-vij\

Definition of LOVAGE

:  any of several aromatic perennial herbs of the carrot family; especially :  a European herb (Levisticum officinale) sometimes cultivated for use in medicine especially as a diuretic and in cookery usually as a flavoring agent

Origin of LOVAGE

Middle English lovache, from Anglo-French luvasche, lovasche, from Late Latin levisticum, alteration of Latin ligusticum, from neuter of ligusticus Ligurian, from Ligur-, Ligus, noun, Ligurian
First Known Use: 14th century

lovage

noun lov·age \ˈləv-ij\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LOVAGE

:  any of several aromatic perennial herbs of the carrot family; especially :  a European herb (Levisticum officinale) sometimes cultivated for its rhizomes which are used as a carminative in domestic remedies, for its stalks and foliage which are used as a potherb, a substitute for celery, or a tea, for its seeds which are used for flavoring and in confectionery, and for its flowering tops which yield an oil used in flavoring and perfumery

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