umbelliferous

[ uhm-buh-lif-er-uh s ]
/ ˌʌm bəˈlɪf ər əs /
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adjective

bearing an umbel or umbels.
belonging to the Umbelliferae, the parsley family of plants.

Nearby words

  1. umayyad,
  2. umbel,
  3. umbellate,
  4. umbellately,
  5. umbellet,
  6. umbellule,
  7. umber,
  8. umber moth,
  9. umberto,
  10. umberto i


Origin of umbelliferous

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

Related formssub·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 Formsumbellifer, noun

Word Origin for umbelliferous

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

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