Lovage in the vegetable patch

Levisticum officinale

Lovage (Wiktionary)



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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