angelica

noun
an·​gel·​i·​ca | \an-ˈje-li-kə \

Definition of angelica 

1a : any of a genus (Angelica) of herbs of the carrot family especially : a Eurasian biennial or perennial (A. archangelica) whose roots and seeds yield a flavoring oil and whose young stems are often candied

b : a confection prepared from angelica

2 capitalized : a sweet fortified wine

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Plant angelica, coreopsis, dill, fennel, and yarrow to attract them. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "10 Insects You Should Actually Want Around Your Plants," 11 May 2016 Orange Blossom mixes with water lily, orris, and balsamic vetiver for a sharp and fresh floral scent while Tuberose Angelica is a richer cologne that blends white florals and angelica with warmer notes of amberwood. Sunhee Grinnell, Vanities, "Jo Malone London Taps Poppy Delevingne to Reimagine Her Favorite Scents," 26 Jan. 2018 Case in point: The new well line Street Pumas, custom-distilled in Spain with juniper, coriander, angelica, lemon peel, sweet orange peel, and bitter orange peel, blows the cheap stuff out of the water. John Debary, Bloomberg.com, "These Are Some of Our Favorite Spirits From 2017," 22 Dec. 2017 After dancing, guests enjoyed a meal of angelica greens and classic Savannah shrimp and grits. Gillian Hearst Simonds, Town & Country, "Southern Charm," 3 Jan. 2013 Orange Blossom mixes with water lily, orris, and balsamic vetiver for a sharp and fresh floral scent while Tuberose Angelica is a richer cologne that blends white florals and angelica with warmer notes of amberwood. Sunhee Grinnell, Vanities, "Jo Malone London Taps Poppy Delevingne to Reimagine Her Favorite Scents," 19 June 2017 Orange Blossom mixes with water lily, orris, and balsamic vetiver for a sharp and fresh floral scent while Tuberose Angelica is a richer cologne that blends white florals and angelica with warmer notes of amberwood. Sunhee Grinnell, vanityfair.com, "Jo Malone London Taps Poppy Delevingne to Reimagine Her Favorite Scents," 13 June 2017 In June, when the Arctic sun never sets, the lowlands of Disko are covered with flowering angelica. Joshua Rothman, The New Yorker, "Daniel Dennett’s Science of the Soul," 27 Mar. 2017 Orange Blossom mixes with water lily, orris, and balsamic vetiver for a sharp and fresh floral scent while Tuberose Angelica is a richer cologne that blends white florals and angelica with warmer notes of amberwood. Sunhee Grinnell, Vanities, "Jo Malone London Taps Poppy Delevingne to Reimagine Her Favorite Scents," 19 June 2017

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First Known Use of angelica

1527, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for angelica

New Latin, genus name, from Medieval Latin, from Late Latin, feminine of angelicus angelic, from Late Greek angelikos, from Greek, of a messenger, from angelos

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angelica

noun
an·​gel·​i·​ca | \an-ˈjel-i-kə \

Medical Definition of angelica 

1 capitalized : a genus of usually white-flowered herbs of the family Umbelliferae native to the northern hemisphere and New Zealand

2 : any plant of the genus Angelica especially : a biennial or perennial herb (A. archangelica) having young stems that are candied and roots and seeds that yield a flavoring oil — see angelica root

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