a European plant (Levisticum officinale) of the umbel family, sometimes used as a potherb and formerly as a home medicine
Origin of lovageMiddle English loveache, altered (by associated, association with love, love and amp; ache, ache) ; from Old French levesche ; from Late Latin levisticum for Classical Latin ligusticum, lovage, plant native to Liguria ; from Ligusticus, Ligurian, after Liguria, country in Cisalpine Gaulish
Any of several plants in the parsley family, especially the Mediterranean species Levisticum officinale, having edible leaves and leafstalks and small, aromatic, seedlike fruit used as seasoning.
Origin of lovageMiddle English, from Anglo-Norman luvesche, from Old English lufestice, from Medieval Latin levistica, from Late Latin levisticum, alteration of Latin ligusticum, from neuter of Ligusticus, Ligurian, from Ligur&emacron;s, the Ligurians.
- A perennial Mediterranean herb, Levisticum officinale, with odor and flavor resembling celery.