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cow parsnip

cow parsnip

noun

Definition of COW PARSNIP

:  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 States

First Known Use of COW PARSNIP

1548

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