cow parsnip


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cow parsnip tall coarse plant having thick stems and cluster of white to purple flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cow parsnip (Bot) A coarse umbelliferous weed of the genus Heracleum Heracleum sphondylium in England, and Heracleum lanatum in America).
    • Cow parsnip See Cow parsnip.
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In literature:

You made up your mind he was a lily of the valley and it was no good his being a cow-parsnip.
"Sons and Lovers" by David Herbert Lawrence
It was that which is known in some places as master-wort, but more commonly by the name of cow parsnip.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
It has flower and seed precisely like those of the parsnip; and hogs, cows, and horses, are equally fond of it.
"Cottage Economy" by William Cobbett
The Cow Parsnip has large, rough leaves.
"Flowers Shown to the Children" by C. E. Smith