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pars·nip

 (pär′snĭp)
n.
1. A plant (Pastinaca sativa) in the parsley family, native to Eurasia, cultivated for its long, white, edible, fleshy root.
2. The root of this plant.

[Middle English pasnepe, alteration (influenced by nep, turnip) of Old French pasnaie, from Latin pastināca, from pastinum, a kind of two-pronged dibble.]

parsnip

(ˈpɑːsnɪp)
n
1. (Plants) a strong-scented umbelliferous plant, Pastinaca sativa, cultivated for its long whitish root
2. (Cookery) the root of this plant, eaten as a vegetable
3. (Plants) any of several similar plants, esp the cow parsnip
[C14: from Old French pasnaie, from Latin pastināca, from pastināre to dig, from pastinum two-pronged tool for digging; also influenced by Middle English nepe turnip]

pars•nip

(ˈpɑr snɪp)

n.
1. a plant, Pastinacasativa, of the parsley family, cultivated varieties of which have a large white edible root.
2. the root of this plant.
[1350–1400; earlier pars(e)nep, pass(e)nep, Middle English pas(t)nep(e) < Latin past(ināca) parsnip + Middle English nep turnip; see turnip]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parsnip - the whitish root of cultivated parsnipparsnip - the whitish root of cultivated parsnip
cultivated parsnip - European biennial having a long fusiform root that has been made palatable through cultivation
root - (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
2.parsnip - a strong-scented plant cultivated for its edible rootparsnip - a strong-scented plant cultivated for its edible root
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Pastinaca, Pastinaca - a rosid dicot genus of the family Umbelliferae; includes parsnips
cultivated parsnip - European biennial having a long fusiform root that has been made palatable through cultivation
madnep, wild parsnip - biennial weed in Europe and America having large pinnate leaves and yellow flowers and a bitter and somewhat poisonous root; the ancestor of cultivated parsnip
3.parsnip - whitish edible root; eaten cooked
root vegetable - any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers
cultivated parsnip - European biennial having a long fusiform root that has been made palatable through cultivation
Translations
الجَذِرجَزَرٌ أبْيَضٌجَزَر أبْيَض
pastinák
pastinak
palsternakka
pastrnak
paszternákpasztinákfehérrépa
næpa
パースニップ
파스닙
pastarnokas
pastinaks
paštrnák
palsternacka
หัวผักกาด
yabani havuçyabanî havuç
củ cải

parsnip

[ˈpɑːsnɪp] Nchirivía f, pastinaca f

parsnip

[ˈpɑːrsnɪp] npanais m

parsnip

nPastinak m, → Pastinake f

parsnip

[ˈpɑːsnɪp] npastinaca

parsnip

(ˈpaːsnip) noun
1. a plant with a yellowish-white root used as a vegetable.
2. the root.

parsnip

جَزَرٌ أبْيَضٌ pastinák pastinak Pastinake γογγύλι chirivía palsternakka panais pastrnak pastinaca パースニップ 파스닙 pastinaak pastinakk pietruszka chirivia, pastinaga пастернак palsternacka หัวผักกาด yabani havuç củ cải 欧洲萝卜
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