umbelliferous

adjective
um·​bel·​lif·​er·​ous | \ ˌəm-bə-ˈli-f(ə-)rəs How to pronounce umbelliferous (audio) \

Definition of umbelliferous

: of or relating to the carrot family umbelliferous flower heads

Examples of umbelliferous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jeannine is the common variety of Allium moly, another umbelliferous and lower growing allium, but with bright yellow flowers on 10-inch stems in late spring. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of umbelliferous

1662, in the meaning defined above

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“Umbelliferous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/umbelliferous. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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