Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Apiaceae — the angelica and related plants.
  • proper n. A female given name.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An aromatic umbelliferous plant (Archangelica officinalis or Angelica archangelica) the leaf stalks of which are sometimes candied and used in confectionery, and the roots and seeds as an aromatic tonic.
  • n. The candied leaf stalks of angelica.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of tall umbelliferous plants found in the northern temperate regions and in New Zealand.
  • n. The popular name of the more common species belonging to the closely allied genera Angelica and Archangelica.
  • n. [capitalized] The name of a kind of sweet white wine made in California.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. aromatic stems or leaves or roots of Angelica Archangelica
  • n. any of various tall and stout herbs of the genus Angelica having pinnately compound leaves and small white or greenish flowers in compound umbels
  • n. candied stalks of the angelica plant

Etymologies

Church Latin angelica ("angelic"), or a Latinate elaboration of Angela. Name of a heroine in Ariosto's Orlando Furioso (1516). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Some perhaps will think that I have said too much, and that it was not requisite to go so deep down into the roots of the subject, but I am of opinion that heavenly love is a plant like to that which we call Angelica, whose root is no less odoriferous and wholesome than the stalk and the branches.

    Treatise on the Love of God

  • Angelica is a Panamanian who has been in the United States for 10 years, and, in her husband's words, "doesn't know anything about baseball."

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  • Angelica is an umbellifer, like carrot, pignut and hemlock.

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  • Dumas later began using the name Angelica once again, and made her pay-per-view debut on July 18, 1999 at Heat Wave 1999.

    WWE: Amy Dumas/Lita

  • And if you look at the-speaking in the terms Angelica-Angelica was talking, for instance, the adaptation debt we had from forests in our country will also amount to very, very close to 30, 35 percent of our GDP.

    Democracy Now!

  • I was only familiar with one of the authors, Arthur Phillips, who has a new book out called Angelica which is in my TBR pile as I write.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • It is said that those who eat the plant called Angelica always have a sweet, pleasant breath; and those who cherish the angelic virtues of purity and modesty, will always speak simply, courteously, and modestly.

    Archive 2008-07-27

  • Upon returning to the United States, Dumas began working as a valet on the independent circuit in such promotions as MCW under the ring name Angelica, at one point managing Christopher Daniels.

    WWE: Amy Dumas/Lita

  • Having descended into the avenue we had left, we passed a number of stalactites and stalagmites, bearing a remarkable resemblance to coral, and a hundred or more paces beyond, arrived at a recess on the left, lined with innumerable crystals of dog-tooth spar, shining most brilliantly, called Angelica's Grotto.

    Rambles in the Mammoth Cave, during the Year 1844 By a Visiter

  • Angelus of Chivasso (d. 1495), whose "Summa" (called Angelica) is extant in about thirty editions and contains a great deal of Scotist doctrine; it was publicly burned by Luther with the "Corpus juris canonici" in 1520.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

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