Definition of Lovage

1. Noun. Herb native to southern Europe; cultivated for its edible stalks and foliage and seeds.

Exact synonyms: Levisticum Officinale
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Levisticum, Levisticum



2. Noun. Stalks eaten like celery or candied like angelica; seeds used for flavoring or pickled like capers.
Generic synonyms: Herb
Group relationships: Levisticum Officinale

Definition of Lovage

1. n. An umbelliferous plant (Levisticum officinale), sometimes used in medicine as an aromatic stimulant.

Definition of Lovage

1. Noun. A perennial Mediterranean herb, with odor and flavor resembling celery. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lovage

1. a perennial herb [n -S]

Medical Definition of Lovage

1. An umbelliferous plant (Levisticum officinale), sometimes used in medicine as an aromatic stimulant. Origin: F. Liveche, fr. L. Levisticum, ligusticum, a plant indigenous to Liguria, lovage, from Ligusticus Ligustine, Ligurian, Liguria a country of Cisalpine Gaul. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Lovage

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1. A Practical Treatise on the Manufacture of Vinegar: With Special by William Theodore Brannt (1914)
"lovage Vinegar.— lovage root 2 ozs., lovage seed 1 oz., vinegar 10 ozs. Digest one week and filter. Raspberry Vinegar.—For the preparation of this vinegar ..."

2. New Guide to Health; Or, Botanic Family Physician: Or, Botanic Family by Samuel Thomson (1825)
"The roots and top are used for medicine; it has a fragrant taete and smell like lovage. It was the tirst tiling i ever knew used for canker, and was given ..."

3. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"It is generally agreed among writers that the caper is prejudicial to the stomach. CHAP. 60. LIGUSTICUM, OB lovage : FOUR ..."

4. A Practical Treatise on Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils: Comprising Both by William Theodore Brannt, Karl Schaedler (1896)
"It is chiefly used in the preparation of liqueurs. lovage oil ... The root of lovage, Levisticum officinale, Koch. ..."

5. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes by Robert Burton (1836)
"... where the heat of the liver doth not forbid : cold, where the heat of the liver is very great. x Amongst hot are parsely roots, lovage, fennel, ..."

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