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parsnip

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noun pars·nip \ˈpär-snəp\

Simple Definition of parsnip

  • : a vegetable that is the long white root of a plant related to the carrot

Full Definition of parsnip

  1. :  a Eurasian biennial herb (Pastinaca sativa) of the carrot family with large pinnate leaves and yellow flowers that is cultivated for its long tapered edible root which is cooked as a vegetable; also :  the root

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Origin of parsnip

Middle English passenep, modification of Old French pasnaie, from Latin pastinaca, from pastinum 2-pronged dibble


First Known Use: 14th century


Parsnip

geographical name pars·nip

Definition of Parsnip

  1. — see finlay




PARSNIP Defined for Kids

parsnip

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noun pars·nip \ˈpär-snəp\

Definition of parsnip

  1. :  the long white root of a garden plant that is cooked as a vegetable





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