lovage, Levisticum officinale(noun)
herb native to southern Europe; cultivated for its edible stalks and foliage and seeds
stalks eaten like celery or candied like angelica; seeds used for flavoring or pickled like capers
A perennial Mediterranean herb, with odor and flavor resembling celery.
Origin: From luvache, loveche et al., and levesche, from levisticum, probably alteration of ligusticum, from Ligusticus, ultimately from Λίγυς.
an umbelliferous plant (Levisticum officinale), sometimes used in medicine as an aromatic stimulant
Origin: [F. livche, fr. L. levisticum, ligusticum, a plant indigenous to Liguria, lovage, from Ligusticus Ligustine, Ligurian, Liguria a country of Cisalpine Gaul.]
Lovage is a tall perennial plant, the sole species in the genus Levisticum, in the family Apiaceae, subfamily Apioideae, tribe Apieae.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
luv′āj, n. a genus of plants of the natural order Umbelliferæ, allied to Angelica, used as a salad plant: a liquor made from the above. [O. Fr. luvesche—L. ligusticum, belonging to Liguria.]
The numerical value of lovage in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of lovage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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