Origin of parsnip
Examples from the Web for parsnip
The Parsnip requires only one special condition for its welfare, and that is a piece of ground prepared for it by honest digging.
The next morning a parsnip stew of noble proportions was prepared.Young Lucretia and Other Stories|Mary E. Wilkins
The children watched while their mother dipped the parsnip stew into the china bowl.Jerome, A Poor Man|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
MacKenzie followed the south branch, or what is now known as the Parsnip.Canada: the Empire of the North|Agnes C. Laut
The parsnip is extensively grown in many foreign countries, on account of its valuable feeding properties.The Stock-Feeder's Manual|Charles Alexander Cameron
British Dictionary definitions for parsnip
Word Origin for parsnip
Word Origin and History for parsnip
16c., parsnepe, corruption (by influence of Middle English nepe "turnip;" see neep) of Middle English passenep (late 14c.), from Old French pasnaise "parsnip," also "male member" (Modern French panais), from Latin pastinaca "parsnip, carrot," from pastinum "two-pronged fork" (related to pastinare "to dig up the ground"); so called from the shape of the root. The parsnip was considered a kind of turnip.