Lovage meaning

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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.
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A European plant (Levisticum officinale) of the umbel family, sometimes used as a potherb and formerly as a home medicine.
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A perennial Mediterranean herb, Levisticum officinale, with odor and flavor resembling celery.
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Origin of lovage

Middle 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 Ligurēs the Ligurians