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umbelliferous

[ uhm-buh-lif-er-uhs ]
/ ˌʌm bəˈlɪf ər əs /
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adjective
bearing an umbel or umbels.
belonging to the Umbelliferae, the parsley family of plants.
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Origin of umbelliferous

1655–65; <New Latin umbellifer (umbelli-, combining form of Latin umbella (see umbel) + -fer-fer) + -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM umbelliferous

sub·um·bel·lif·er·ous, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for umbelliferous

umbelliferous
/ (ˌʌmbɪˈlɪfərəs) /

adjective
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

Derived forms of umbelliferous

umbellifer, noun

Word Origin for umbelliferous

C17: from New Latin umbellifer, from Latin umbella sunshade + ferre to bear
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