angelica

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noun an·gel·i·ca \an-ˈje-li-kə\

Definition of angelica

  1. 1 a :  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. 2 capitalized :  a sweet fortified wine

Origin and Etymology of 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


First Known Use: 1527


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angelica

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noun an·gel·i·ca \an-ˈjel-i-kə\

Medical Definition of angelica

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

  2. 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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