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lovage, tall perennial herb (Levisticum officinale) of the family Umbelliferae (parsley family), native to the mountains of S Europe and cultivated elsewhere. Its aromatic fruits are used in soups and as a flavoring for confectionery and for some liqueurs. An aromatic oil extracted from the roots has been used medicinally and also for flavoring. The edible leaves are usually used like celery. Lovage is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Apiales, family Umbelliferae.

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lovage Herb of the carrot family, Ligusticum scoticum, with a strong scent of celery. The stems can be candied like angelica or used as a vegetable, and the leaves and stems are used in soup. The seeds can also be used as a seasoning, with a flavour like dill or fennel seed.

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lovage XIV. ME. lov(e)ache, alt., as if love-ache ‘love parsley’ (ME. — (O)F. ache parsley), of OF. levesche, luv- (mod. livèche) :- late L. levisticum, for earlier ligusticum, n. of ligusticus Ligurian.

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lov·age / ˈləvij/ • n. a large, edible, white-flowered plant (esp. Levisticum officinale) of the parsley family.

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