Definitions for lovageˈlʌv ɪdʒ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a European herb, Levisticum officinale, of the parsley family, having coarsely toothed compound leaves.
Origin of lovage:
1350–1400; ME loveache < OF luvesche, levesche
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