Queen Anne's lace

noun

: a widely naturalized Eurasian biennial herb (Daucus carota) which has a whitish acrid taproot and flat lacelike clusters of tiny white flowers and from which the cultivated carrot originated

called also wild carrot

Examples of Queen Anne's lace in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This dangerous weed is easy to confuse with Queen Anne's lace, a harmless wildflower. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Aug. 2021 Here, stylists Sara Rodrigues and Robert Rufino also tucked some Queen Anne's lace into the flowers for an extra touch. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 28 Nov. 2022 Fill the space between the vessels with Queen Anne's lace or other wildflowers. Betsy Cribb, Southern Living, 16 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Queen Anne's lace was in 1873

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“Queen Anne's lace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Queen%20Anne%27s%20lace. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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Queen Anne's lace

noun
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: an herb native to Eurasia but found growing throughout North America that has a whitish root and flat lacelike clusters of tiny white flowers and from which the cultivated carrot originated

called also wild carrot

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