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apiaceous

[ ey-pee-ey-shuhs ]
/ ˌeɪ piˈeɪ ʃəs /
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adjective

belonging to the Apiaceae, an alternative name for the plant family Umbelliferae.Compare parsley (def. 4).

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Origin of apiaceous

1830–40; <New Latin Apiace(ae) (Api(um) a genus (Latin: celery, parsley) + -aceae-aceae) + -ous
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