Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Bearing umbels.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In botany, bearing an umbel or umbels; of or pertaining to the Umbelliferæ: as, an umbelliferous genus.

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

  • adjective Producing umbels.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to a natural order (Umbelliferæ) of plants, of which the parsley, carrot, parsnip, and fennel are well-known examples.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective botany bearing umbels
  • adjective botany pertaining to a member of the family Umbelliferae

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

  • adjective relating to or belonging to plants of the family Umbelliferae

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Examples

  • Parsley is a member of the umbelliferous vegetable family, which contains powerful anticancer compounds.

    Earl Mindell’s New Herb Bible

  • Parsley is a member of the umbelliferous vegetable family, which contains powerful anticancer compounds.

    Earl Mindell’s New Herb Bible

  • Parsley is a member of the umbelliferous vegetable family, which contains powerful anticancer compounds.

    Earl Mindell’s New Herb Bible

  • Parsley is a member of the umbelliferous vegetable family, which contains powerful anticancer compounds.

    Earl Mindell’s New Herb Bible

  • The OED calls it "A gum-resin mentioned by Roman writers; obtained from an umbelliferous plant called lāserpīcium or silphium"; the OLD entry is again omitting citations:

    languagehat.com: ROMAN LASER.

  • The undergrowth is simply hideous, consisting mainly of coarse reedy grass, monstrous docks, the large-leaved Polygonum cuspidatum, several umbelliferous plants, and a “ragweed” which, like most of its gawky fellows, grows from five to six feet high.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • This day I saw on the cavernous hill the woolly ACTINOTUS HELIANTHI, one of the most singular of umbelliferous plants; and, on descending to the base, a white variety of the COMESPERMA SYLVESTRIS, with smooth branches: unlike the kind observed in September, it did not grow above one foot high.

    Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia

  • Plants put forth their blossoms as soon as the sun re-appeared; amongst others, the DIDISCUS PILOSUS Benth.; a pretty little umbelliferous plant.

    Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia

  • Here the flora was represented by large carpets of marine crystal, a little umbelliferous plant very good to pickle, which also bears the name of pierce-stone and sea-fennel.

    Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

  • Had Alvarez allowed his eye to stray one entry beyond OED's kesh, dialect for kex, an umbelliferous plant, he would have come upon kesh-work with a cross reference to kish, Irish for a wicker basket, and by extension to a causeway built up on wicker baskets of earth or stone, and to a corduroy road.

    Kesh & Loaning

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