cultivated parsnip

cultivated parsnip
noun
European biennial having a long fusiform root that has been made palatable through cultivation
Hypernyms: ↑parsnip, ↑Pastinaca sativa
Part Meronyms: ↑parsnip

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

См. также в других словарях:

  • Parsnip — Pars nip (p[aum]rs n[i^]p), n. [OE. parsnepe, from a French form, fr. L. pastinaca; cf. pastinare to dig up, pastinum a kind of dibble; cf. OF. pastenade, pastenaque.] (Bot.) The aromatic and edible spindle shaped root of the cultivated form of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parsnip — /pahr snip/, n. 1. a plant, Pastinaca sativa, cultivated varieties of which have a large, whitish, edible root. 2. the root of this plant. [1350 1400; earlier pars(e)nep, pass(e)nep, ME pas(t)nep(e) < L past(inaca) parsnip ( …   Universalium

  • parsnip — pars•nip [[t]ˈpɑr snɪp[/t]] n. 1) pln a plant, Pastinaca sativa, of the parsley family, cultivated varieties of which have a large white edible root 2) pln the root of this plant • Etymology: 1350–1400; earlier pars(e) nep, pass(e) nep, ME pas(t) …   From formal English to slang

  • parsnip — noun Etymology: Middle English passenep, modification of Old French pasnaie, from Latin pastinaca, from pastinum 2 pronged dibble Date: 14th century a Eurasian biennial herb (Pastinaca sativa) of the carrot family with large pinnate leaves and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • parsnip — /ˈpasnɪp / (say pahsnip) noun 1. a plant, Pastinaca sativa, cultivated varieties of which have a large, whitish, edible root. 2. the root. {Middle English pasnepe (influenced by Middle English nepe neep), from Old French pasnaie, from Latin… …   Australian English dictionary

  • wild parsnip — noun biennial weed in Europe and America having large pinnate leaves and yellow flowers and a bitter and somewhat poisonous root; the ancestor of cultivated parsnip • Syn: ↑madnep • Hypernyms: ↑parsnip, ↑Pastinaca sativa, ↑weed * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • wild parsnip — Madnep Mad nep, n. 1. (Bot.) The masterwort ({Peucedanum Ostruthium}), a tall and coarse European umbelliferous plant. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A biennial weed in Europe and America having large pinnate leaves and yellow flowers and a bitter and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wild parsnip — n. a tall, stout, biennial weed (Pastinaca sativa) of the umbel family, with pinnately compound leaves: regarded as the ancestor of the cultivated parsnip * * * …   Universalium

  • wild parsnip — n. a tall, stout, biennial weed (Pastinaca sativa) of the umbel family, with pinnately compound leaves: regarded as the ancestor of the cultivated parsnip …   English World dictionary

  • wild parsnip — /waɪld ˈpasnɪp/ (say wuyld pahsnip) noun 1. an umbelliferous weed, Pastinaca sativa, having an inedible acrid root, common in fields and waste places, and regarded as the original of the cultivated parsnip. 2. any of several Australian species of …   Australian English dictionary


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