lovage definition

  • noun:
    • A Mediterranean perennial plant (Levisticum officinale) having delicious leaves and leafstalks and little, aromatic, seedlike fresh fruit used as seasoning.
    • A perennial Mediterranean herb, Levisticum officinale, with odor and flavor resembling celery.
    • An umbelliferous plant (Levisticum officinale), occasionally used in medicine as an aromatic stimulant.
    • The umbelliferous plant Levisticum officinale, a native for the hills of main European countries, cultivated in old gardens. Here is the lovage associated with older books. It's sometimes distinguished as Italian or garden lovage.
    • Another plant of the same family members, Ligusticum Scoticum, often called Scotch lovage. The name stretches and to various other species of the genus.
    • natural herb indigenous to south European countries; cultivated for the delicious stalks and foliage and seeds
    • stalks eaten like celery or candied like angelica; seeds used for flavoring or pickled like capers

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