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



BrE BrE//ˈlʌvɪdʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlʌvɪdʒ//
[uncountable] Herbs and spices
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a plant whose leaves are used in cooking as a herb See related entries: Herbs and spices Word OriginMiddle English loveache, alteration (as if from love + obsolete ache ‘parsley’) of Old French luvesche, levesche, via late Latin levisticum from Latin ligusticum, neuter of ligusticus ‘Ligurian’, from Liguria, a costal region of NW Italy.
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