cow parsnip
Masterwort Mas"ter*wort`, n. (Bot.) (a) A tall and coarse European umbelliferous plant ({Peucedanum Ostruthium}, formerly {Imperatoria}). (b) The {Astrantia major}, a European umbelliferous plant with a showy colored involucre. (c) Improperly, the {cow parsnip} ({Heracleum lanatum}). [1913 Webster]

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  • Cow parsnip — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cow parsnip — Cow pars nip ( n?p). (Bot.) A coarse umbelliferous weed of the genus {Heracleum} ({Heracleum sphondylium} in England, and {Heracleum lanatum} in America). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cow parsnip — n. any of several perennial plants (genus Heracleum) of the umbel family, with flattened clusters of white or purple flowers and thick, tubular stems …   English World dictionary

  • Cow Parsnip — Not to be confused with Parsnip. Cow Parsnip Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranke …   Wikipedia

  • cow parsnip — any of several tall, coarse plants of the genus Heracleum, of the parsley family, as H. sphondylium or H. lanatum, having large, flat clusters of white flowers. [1540 50] * * * ▪ plant  broadly, any plant of the genus Heracleum, in the parsley… …   Universalium

  • cow-parsnip — lankinis barštis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Salierinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Heracleum sphondylium), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, pietų ir vidurio Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Heracleum sphondylium angl. cow parsnip;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cow-parsnip — barštis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Salierinių (Apiaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Heracleum). atitikmenys: lot. Heracleum angl. cow parsnip; hogweed vok. Bärenklau; Bärenwurz; Heilkraut; Herkuleskraut; Herkulesstaude rus. борщевик lenk.… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • cow parsnip — cow′ pars nip n. pln any of several tall, coarse plants of the genus Heracleum, of the parsley family, having large, flat heads of tiny white flowers • Etymology: 1540–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • cow parsnip — noun Date: 1548 a tall perennial North American plant (Heracleum lanatum) of the carrot family with large compound leaves and broad umbels of white or purplish flowers; also a related Eurasian plant (H. sphondylium) naturalized in the United… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cow parsnip — noun another term for hogweed …   English new terms dictionary

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