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ˈlʌv ɪdʒlo·vage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lovage, Levisticum officinalenoun

    herb native to southern Europe; cultivated for its edible stalks and foliage and seeds

  2. lovagenoun

    stalks eaten like celery or candied like angelica; seeds used for flavoring or pickled like capers


  1. lovagenoun

    A perennial Mediterranean herb, with odor and flavor resembling celery.

  2. Etymology: From luvache, loveche et al., and levesche, from levisticum, probably alteration of ligusticum, from Ligusticus, ultimately from Λίγυς.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Lovagenoun

    The lobes of the lovage leaves are cut about their borders like those of parsley; the flower consists, for the most part, of five leaves, which expand in form of a rose; each of these flowers are succeeded by two oblong, gibbose, furrowed seeds, which on one side have a leafy border. This plant is often used in medicine. Philip Miller

    Etymology: levisticum, Latin.


  1. Lovage

    Lovage (), Levisticum officinale, is a tall perennial plant, the sole species in the genus Levisticum in the family Apiaceae, subfamily Apioideae. It has been long cultivated in Europe, the leaves being used as a herb, the roots as a vegetable, and the seeds as a spice, especially in southern European cuisine.


  1. lovage

    Lovage is a tall perennial plant, scientifically known as Levisticum officinale, native to the Mediterranean region. It belongs to the Umbelliferae family, which also includes carrots, parsley, and dill. Known for its edible leaves, stems, and roots, lovage is commonly used in cooking for its strong, celery-like flavor. It can be used in salads, soups, or stews. Additionally, it has medicinal uses including treating various ailments such as digestive disorders and skin problems.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lovagenoun

    an umbelliferous plant (Levisticum officinale), sometimes used in medicine as an aromatic stimulant

  2. Etymology: [F. livche, fr. L. levisticum, ligusticum, a plant indigenous to Liguria, lovage, from Ligusticus Ligustine, Ligurian, Liguria a country of Cisalpine Gaul.]


  1. Lovage

    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

  1. Lovage

    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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lovage in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lovage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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