- bearing an umbel or umbels.
- belonging to the Umbelliferae, the parsley family of plants.
Compare parsley family.
Origin of umbelliferous
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Lucerne and prangos (an umbelliferous plant) are used as fodder.
Hemicarp, half-fruit, one carpel of an Umbelliferous plant, 121.
Mericarp, one carpel of the fruit of an Umbelliferous plant, 121.
There are several other umbelliferous plants which are poisonous.Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
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They are umbelliferous, and mostly perennial, herbaceous plants, but a few are biennial.
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Umbelliferae, a family of herbaceous plants and shrubs, typically having hollow stems, divided or compound leaves, and flowers in umbels: includes fennel, dill, parsley, carrot, celery, and parsnip
- designating any other plant bearing umbels
C17: from New Latin umbellifer, from Latin umbella sunshade + ferre to bear
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