: a genus of Eurasian mostly biennial herbs (family Umbelliferae) with pinnate leaves, compound umbels of yellow flowers, and very much flattened oval seeds see parsnip

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New Latin, from Latin, parsnip, carrot

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“Pastinaca.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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