an·​ge·​lique | \ ¦anjə¦lēk, ¦aan- \
plural -s

Definition of angelique

1a : the wood of a South American timber tree (Dicorynia paraensis)
b : the tree that produces angelique
2 : a liqueur flavored with angelica oil and other flavoring agents (as coriander and oil of bitter almonds)

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First Known Use of angelique

1727, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for angelique

French angélique, from Middle French angélique angelica (plant of the genus Angelica), from angélique angelic

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“Angelique.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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