lovage

noun
lov·​age | \ ˈlə-vij How to pronounce lovage (audio) \

Definition of lovage

: any of several aromatic perennial herbs of the carrot family especially : a European herb (Levisticum officinale) sometimes cultivated for use in medicine especially as a diuretic and in cookery usually as a flavoring agent

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Recent Examples on the Web Herbs: Anise, basil, bay laurel, borage, cardamom, chervil, chives, coriander, dill, fennel, garlic, lavender, lemon balm, lovage, mint, nasturtium, oregano, rosemary, sage, sweet marjoram, tarragon, thyme and watercress 6. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 25 Sep. 2021 This palette of perennials might also extend to strawberries, horseradish, lovage and asparagus. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 14 July 2021 The server brings out a dish of thin coins of summer squash topped with crab and kaluga caviar and dots of bright-green lovage oil. E. Alex Jung, Vulture, 7 July 2021 Williams would add sorrel, lovage and strawberries to the list. Washington Post, 17 May 2021 After blanching the chicken, add ginger, angelica root, goji berry, red dates, milkvetch root, lovage root, rice wine, sesame oil, and water. Kaila Yu, Glamour, 26 May 2021 Herbs: Anise, basil, bay laurel, borage, cardamom, chervil, chives, coriander, dill, fennel, garlic, lavender, lemon balm, lovage, mint, nasturtium, oregano, rosemary, sage, sweet marjoram, tarragon, thyme and water cress 6. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 26 Sep. 2020 This is a deeply fragrant cantaloupe variety, heavenly in a salad with prosciutto and finely sliced lovage leaves. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 12 Apr. 2020 Stir the risotto with extra virgin olive oil, parmesan, pepper, and finely chopped lovage. Alisha Prakash, Travel + Leisure, 6 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of lovage

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lovage

Middle English lovache, from Anglo-French luvasche, lovasche, from Late Latin levisticum, alteration of Latin ligusticum, from neuter of ligusticus Ligurian, from Ligur-, Ligus, noun, Ligurian

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“Lovage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lovage. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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lovage

noun
lov·​age | \ ˈləv-ij How to pronounce lovage (audio) \

Medical Definition of lovage

: any of several aromatic perennial herbs of the carrot family especially : a European herb (Levisticum officinale) sometimes cultivated for its rhizomes which are used as a carminative in domestic remedies, for its stalks and foliage which are used as a potherb, a substitute for celery, or a tea, for its seeds which are used for flavoring and in confectionery, and for its flowering tops which yield an oil used in flavoring and perfumery

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