parsnip

  1. a strong-scented plant cultivated for its edible root
  2. whitish edible root; eaten cooked

Parsnip

The parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) is a root vegetable closely related to the carrot and parsley. It is a biennial plant usually grown as an annual. Its long tuberous root has cream-colored skin and flesh and can be left in the ground when mature as it becomes sweeter in flavor after winter frosts. In its first growing season, the plant has a rosette ...
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Parsnip

• (n.) The aromatic and edible spindle-shaped root of the cultivated form of the Pastinaca sativa, a biennial umbelliferous plant which is very poisonous in its wild state; also, the plant itself.
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parsnip

<botany> The aromatic and edible spindle-shaped root of the cultivated form of the Pastinaca sativa, a biennial umbelliferous plant which is very poisonous in its wild state; also, the plant itself. Cow parsnip. See Cow parsnip. Meadow parsnip, the European cow parsnip. Poison parsnip, the wild stock of the parsnip. Water parsnip, any plant o...
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Parsnip

(Pastinaca) This plant is grown for its large, edible root. P. sativa, which was known to the ancient Romans and Greeks, is commonly known as the Parsnip. This tasty taproot may grow 32 inches in diameter and 10 to 18 inches in length. Long-stemmed, divided, dark green leaves arise from the root, growing 3 feet high or more. These vigorous plants p...
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parsnip

(species Pastinaca sativa), member of the parsley family (Apiaceae), cultivated since ancient times for its large, tapering, fleshy white root, ...
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parsnip

noun whitish edible root; eaten cooked
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Parsnip

Pars'nip noun [ Middle English parsnepe , from a French form, from Latin pastinaca ; confer pastinare to dig up, pastinum a kind of dibble; confer Old French pastenade , pastenaque .] (Botany) The aromatic and edible spindle-shaped root of the cultivat...
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parsnip

parsnip, garden plant (Pastinaca sativa) of the family Umbelliferae (parsley family), native to the Old World. It has been cultivated since Roman times for its long, fleshy, edible root. Wine and beer have also been made from it. The wild form has become naturalized in North America, often proving a...
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Parsnip

Parsnip, river, c.150 mi (240 km) long, rising in central British Columbia, Canada, and flowing northwest to join the Finlay River at Williston Lake and form the Peace River. Explored by Sir Alexander Mackenzie in 1793, it became, with the Peace River, an important fur-trade route.
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parsnip

Temperate biennial plant belonging to the carrot family, found in Europe and Asia, and cultivated for its tapering, creamy-white, aromatic root, which is much used as a winter vegetable. (Pastinaca sativa, family Umbelliferae.)
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Parsnip

The parsnip (Peucedanum sativum) is a biennial plant of the family Umbelliferae, the tap root of which is eaten.
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parsnip

[n] - the whitish root of cultivated parsnip 2. [n] - a strong-scented plant cultivated for its edible root 3. [n] - whitish edible root
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