angelica

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noun an·gel·i·ca \ an-ˈje-li-kə \

Definition of angelica

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 capitalized :a sweet fortified wine

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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


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angelica

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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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