Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An umbelliferous plant.

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  • n. Any plant of the family Apiaceae, also called Umbelliferae, whose inflorescence is an umbel, such as a carrot or celery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A plant producing an umbel or umbels.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, a plant of the order Umbellifer├Ž.

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

  • n. any of numerous aromatic herbs of the family Umbelliferae

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Examples

  • Other members of the umbellifer family draw in the beetles and the hoverflies, but nothing quite magnetises the invertebrate world like flowering hogweed.

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  • In the Newcomb world, people and plants sometimes surreally hybridize, as in Girl at the Garden Centre in the Rain, in which a woman, mostly hidden beneath an outsized green-and-black striped umbrella, has grown into an umbellifer.

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  • Paeonia sp., and umbellifer Pleurospermum uralensis, Myosotis sp., whilst the tundra includes Saxifraga tenuis, Dryas sp. and Thymus sp.

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

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  • The wasps can be encouraged by growing plants like cilantro, fennel and dill, members of the umbellifer family, which the adult wasps feed on.

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  • I think you've got a giant hogweed, unintelligible a massive, 18-foot tall umbellifer that causes skin rashes on people if they don't respect it.

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