Meaning of ANGELICA in English


[ an'dʒɛlɪkə ]

■ noun a tall aromatic plant of the parsley family, the candied stalks of which are used in confectionery and cake decoration. [Genus Angelica : many species.]


C16: from med. L. (herba) ~ 'angelic (herb)', so named because it was believed to be efficacious against poisoning and disease.

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