Pastinaca

noun Pas·ti·na·ca \ˌpastəˈnākə\

Definition of Pastinaca

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of pastinaca

New Latin, from Latin, parsnip, carrot — more at parsnip


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