American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An umbelliferous plant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, a plant of the order Umbelliferæ.
- n. Any plant of the family Apiaceae, also called Umbelliferae, whose inflorescence is an umbel, such as a carrot or celery.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A plant producing an umbel or umbels.
- n. any of numerous aromatic herbs of the family Umbelliferae
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