4. A minister or pastor of a church, as in the Seven Asiatic churches. [Archaic]
Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write.
Rev. ii. 1.
5. Attendant spirit; genius; demon. Shak.
6. An appellation given to a person supposed to be of angelic goodness or loveliness; a darling.
When pain and anguish wring the brow,
A ministering angel thou.
Sir W. Scott.
7. (Numis.) An ancient gold coin of England, bearing the figure of the archangel Michael. It varied in
value from 6s. 8d. to 10s. Amer. Cyc.
Angel is sometimes used adjectively; as, angel grace; angel whiteness.
Angel bed, a bed without posts. Angel fish. (Zoöl.) (a) A species of shark (Squatina angelus)
from six to eight feet long, found on the coasts of Europe and North America. It takes its name from its
pectoral fins, which are very large and extend horizontally like wings when spread. (b) One of several
species of compressed, bright colored fishes warm seas, belonging to the family Chætodontidæ. Angel
gold, standard gold. [Obs.] Fuller. Angel shark. See Angel fish. Angel shot (Mil.), a
kind of chain shot. Angel water, a perfumed liquid made at first chiefly from angelica; afterwards
containing rose, myrtle, and orange-flower waters, with ambergris, etc. [Obs.]
(An"gel*age) n. Existence or state of angels.
(An"gel*et) n. [OF. angelet.] A small gold coin formerly current in England; a half angel. Eng.
(An"gel fish). See under Angel.
(An"gel*hood) n. The state of being an angel; angelic nature. Mrs. Browning.
(An*gel"ic An*gel"ic*al) a. [L. angelicus, Gr. : cf. F. angélique.] Belonging to, or proceeding
from, angels; resembling, characteristic of, or partaking of the nature of, an angel; heavenly; divine. "Angelic
harps." Thomson."Angelical actions." Hooker.
The union of womanly tenderness and angelic patience. Angelic Hymn, a very ancient hymn of the Christian Church; so called from its beginning with the
song of the heavenly host recorded in Luke ii. 14. Eadie.
Angelic acid, an acid obtained from angelica and some other plants.
(An*gel"ic), a. [From Angelica.] (Chem.) Of or derived from angelica; as, angelic acid; angelic
(An*gel"i*ca) n. [NL. See Angelic.] (Bot.)
1. 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.
2. The candied leaf stalks of angelica.
Angelica tree, a thorny North American shrub called also Hercules' club.
(An*gel"ic*al*ly) adv. Like an angel.
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