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Any of several plants in the parsley family, especially the Mediterranean species Levisticum officinale, having edible leaves and leafstalks and small, aromatic, seedlike fruit used as seasoning.
[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman luvesche, from Old English lufestice, from Medieval Latin levistica, from Late Latin levisticum, alteration of Latin ligusticum, from neuter of Ligusticus, Ligurian, from Ligurēs, the Ligurians.]
1. (Plants) a European umbelliferous plant, Levisticum officinale, with greenish-white flowers and aromatic fruits, which are used for flavouring food
2. (Plants) Scotch lovage a similar and related plant, Ligusticum scoticum, of N Europe
[C14 loveache, from Old French luvesche, from Late Latin levisticum, from Latin ligusticum, literally: Ligurian (plant)]
a European herb, Levisticum officinale, of the parsley family, having coarsely toothed compound leaves.
[1350–1400; Middle English loveache < Old French luvesche, levesche]
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|Noun||1.||lovage - herb native to southern Europe; cultivated for its edible stalks and foliage and seeds|
lovage - stalks eaten like celery or candied like angelica; seeds used for flavoring or pickled like capers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
|2.||lovage - stalks eaten like celery or candied like angelica; seeds used for flavoring or pickled like capers|
herb - aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities
n (Bot) → Liebstöckel nt or m