• WordNet 3.6
    • n Daucus carrot
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n daucus A genus of umbelliferous plants, roughly hispid, with finely divided leaves and small ovate or oblong fruit covered with barbed prickles. There are about 30 species belonging to the northern temperate regions of the old world, and one indigenous in America. The only important species is the cultivated carrot, D. Carota, which is also widely naturalized as a noxious weed. See carrot. See cut in next column.
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In literature:

To provoke urine with aniseed, daucus, asarum, &c., and stools, if need be, by clysters and suppositories.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
Ye, too, young Thymber and Larides fair, Twin sons of Daucus, did the victor quell.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
Daucus Carota Epilobium hirsutum!
"Vegetable Teratology" by Maxwell T. Masters
Oh, sweetest Anna, he who offers you his hand and crown is Daucus Carota the First, King of the Vegetables.
"The Serapion Brethren." by Ernst Theordor Wilhelm Hoffmann