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Bearing umbels.
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1. (Botany) 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
2. (Botany) designating any other plant bearing umbels
[C17: from New Latin umbellifer, from Latin umbella sunshade + ferre to bear]
umˈbellifer n
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(ˌʌm bəˈlɪf ər əs)

bearing an umbel or umbels, as plants of the parsley family.
[1655–65; < New Latin umbellifer]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.umbelliferous - relating to or belonging to plants of the family Umbelliferaeumbelliferous - relating to or belonging to plants of the family Umbelliferae
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
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References in classic literature ?
Here the flora was represented by large carpets of marine crystal, a little umbelliferous plant very good to pickle, which also bears the name of pierce-stone and sea-fennel.
I know of no case better adapted to show the importance of the laws of correlation in modifying important structures, independently of utility and, therefore, of natural selection, than that of the difference between the outer and inner flowers in some Compositous and Umbelliferous plants.
Sihag, "Floral biology, melittophily and pollination ecology of cultivated umbelliferous crops," in Recent Advances in Pollen Research, T.
vulgare mill belongs to Apiaceae family, it is umbelliferous and perennial herb (Garcia-Jimenez et al., 2000).
("umbelliferous"); more objective, the second version eschews
Aflatoxins contamination of some umbelliferous spices of human use.