angelica

angelica

[an-jel-i-kuh]
noun
1.
Also called archangel. any plant belonging to the genus Angelica, of the parsley family, especially A. archangelica, cultivated in Europe for its aromatic odor and medicinal root and for its stalks, which are candied and eaten.
2.
the candied stalks of this plant.

Origin:
1570–80; < Medieval Latin (herba) angelica angelic (herb)

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Angelica

[an-jel-i-kuh]
noun
a female given name.
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angelica (ænˈdʒɛlɪkə)
 
n
1.  Also called: archangel any tall umbelliferous plant of the genus Angelica, having compound leaves and clusters of small white or greenish flowers, esp A. archangelica, the aromatic seeds, leaves, and stems of which are used in medicine and cookery
2.  the candied stems of this plant, used for decorating and flavouring sweet dishes
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin (herba) angelica angelic (herb)]

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Angelica
fem. proper name, from L., fem. of angelicus "angelic" (see angel).
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