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angelica

[an-jel-i-kuh]
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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.
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Origin of angelica

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

Angelica

[an-jel-i-kuh]
noun
  1. a female given name.
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  • "Yes," says Angelica, going on in her foolish ungrateful way.

    The Christmas Books

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • Angelica had her hair in papers: in a word, it was evident there was going to be a party.

    The Christmas Books

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • He is still very much attached to Angelica, who still does not care for him.

    Roundabout Papers

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • He nodded toward the group of callow youths who surrounded Angelica.

    The Fifth Ace

    Douglas Grant

  • Sister Angelica looked up from the copybook she was correcting.

    Flamsted quarries

    Mary E. Waller


British Dictionary definitions for angelica

angelica

noun
  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
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Word Origin

C16: from Medieval Latin (herba) angelica angelic (herb)
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Word Origin and History for angelica

Angelica

fem. proper name, Latin fem. of angelicus "angelic" (see angel).

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