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

Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

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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 4 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

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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