angelica

noun
an·​gel·​i·​ca | \ an-ˈje-li-kə How to pronounce angelica (audio) \

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

Examples of angelica in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The formula utilizes Japanese angelica root as its effective yet gentle dark-spot-reducing agent. Sarah Han, Allure, 16 Sep. 2021 The formula utilizes Japanese angelica root as its powerful dark-spot-reducing agent. Nykia Spradley, Allure, 8 June 2021 This results in pleasant cereal notes that act as a backdrop for juniper and any other botanicals the distiller chooses to include, which can vary wildly (orange leaf, celery seed, cinnamon, coriander, angelica, hundreds more). Al Culliton, Bon Appétit, 23 May 2020 Plant angelica, coreopsis, dill, fennel, and yarrow to attract them. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, 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, 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, 22 Dec. 2017 After dancing, guests enjoyed a meal of angelica greens and classic Savannah shrimp and grits. Gillian Hearst Simonds, Town & Country, 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, 19 June 2017 See More

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angelica. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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angelica

noun
an·​gel·​i·​ca | \ an-ˈjel-i-kə How to pronounce angelica (audio) \

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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