from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A former genus of umbelliferous plants, including the parsnip, of the tribe Peucedaneæ, now classed as a section of the genus Peucedanum, distinguished by the absence of calyx-teeth, involucres, and involucels. See Peucedanum and parsnip.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun A genus comprising the parsnips.

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

  • noun a rosid dicot genus of the family Umbelliferae; includes parsnips


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