Definition of angelica noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ænˈdʒelɪkə//
; NAmE NAmE//ænˈdʒelɪkə//
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pieces of a plant with a sweet smell, that have been boiled in sugar and are used to decorate cakes Word Originearly 16th cent.: from medieval Latin (herba) angelica ‘angelic (herb)’, called this because it was believed to be effective against poisoning and disease.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: angelica