Heracleum

noun

Her·​a·​cle·​um
ˌherəˈklēəm
: a widely distributed genus of plants (family Umbelliferae) having wing-margined fruit and large umbels of white flowers see cow parsnip

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, irregular from Greek hērakleia, a plant, from Hēraklēs Hercules

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“Heracleum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Heracleum. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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