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angelica

[ an-jel-i-kuh ]
/ ænˈdʒɛl ɪ kə /
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noun
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.
the candied stalks of this plant.
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Origin of angelica

1570–80; <Medieval Latin (herba) angelicaangelic (herb)

Other definitions for angelica (2 of 2)

Angelica
[ an-jel-i-kuh ]
/ ænˈdʒɛl ɪ kə /

noun
a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for angelica

angelica
/ (ænˈdʒɛlɪkə) /

noun
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
the candied stems of this plant, used for decorating and flavouring sweet dishes

Word Origin for angelica

C16: from Medieval Latin (herba) angelica angelic (herb)
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