Queen Anne's lace

noun

Definition of Queen Anne's lace

: 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

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1873

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