lovage

noun lov·age \ ˈlə-vij \

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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Origin and Etymology of 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

noun lov·age \ ˈləv-ij \

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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