Lovage

Lovage in the vegetable patch

Levisticum officinale

Lovage (Wikipedia)

Lovage
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Apiales
Family:Apiaceae
Subfamily:Apioideae
Genus:Levisticum
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Species:
L. officinale
Binomial name
Levisticum officinale

Lovage (/ˈlʌvɪ/), Levisticum officinale, is a tall perennial plant, the sole species in the genus Levisticum in the family Apiaceae, subfamily Apioideae. It has been long cultivated in Europe, the leaves being used as a herb, the roots as a vegetable, and the seeds as a spice, especially in southern European cuisine.

Lovage (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Middle English loveache, a folk-etymological alteration, after love and ache (parsley), of Anglo-Norman luvasche and Old French luvache, loveche et al., and Middle French levesche, from Latin levisticum, probably alteration of Latin ligusticum, substantivization of the neuter of Ligusticus (Ligurian), ultimately from Ancient Greek Λιγυστικός (Ligustikós, Ligurian

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