Definition of Peucedanum
: a genus of Old World tall branching herbs (family Umbelliferae) characterized by a conical stylopodium and solitary oil tubes
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Origin and Etymology of peucedanum
New Latin, from Latin, sulphurweed, from Greek peukedanon, probably from neuter of puekedanos sharp, piercing — more at pungent
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