umbellifer

noun
um·​bel·​li·​fer | \ ˌəm-ˈbe-lə-fər How to pronounce umbellifer (audio) \

Definition of umbellifer

: a plant of the carrot family

First Known Use of umbellifer

1718, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for umbellifer

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

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“Umbellifer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/umbellifer. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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