um·​bel·​lif·​er·​ous ˌəm-bə-ˈli-f(ə-)rəs How to pronounce umbelliferous (audio)
: 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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Word History

First Known Use

1662, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of umbelliferous was in 1662

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“Umbelliferous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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