I. noun 1. a tall aromatic plant of the parsley family, with large leaves and yellowish-green flowers. It is used in cooking and herbal medicine.●Genus Angelica, family Umbelliferae: many species, especially the cultivated A. archangelica. 2. [ mass noun] — the candied stalk of angelica, used in confectionery and cake decoration.
– origin early 16th cent.: from medieval Latin (herba) angelica ‘angelic (herb)’, so named because it was believed to be efficacious against poisoning and disease.