umbellifer

noun

um·​bel·​li·​fer ˌəm-ˈbe-lə-fər How to pronounce umbellifer (audio)
: a plant of the carrot family

Word History

Etymology

New Latin Umbelliferae, group name, feminine plural of umbellifer bearing umbels

First Known Use

1718, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of umbellifer was in 1718

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Cite this Entry

“Umbellifer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/umbellifer. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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