umbelliferous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj umbelliferous relating to or belonging to plants of the family Umbelliferae
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Umbelliferous (Bot) Producing umbels.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • umbelliferous In botany, bearing an umbel or umbels; of or pertaining to the Umbelliferæ: as, an umbelliferous genus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Umbelliferous bearing or producing umbels
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Umbel, + -ferous,: cf. F. ombellifère,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. umbella, dim. of umbra, a shade.

Usage

In literature:

ANISE, an umbelliferous plant, the seed of which is used as a carminative and in the preparation of liqueurs.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Erik answered without hesitation "that it was one of the family of umbelliferous plants," and described them in detail.
"The Waif of the "Cynthia"" by André Laurie and Jules Verne
There are several other umbelliferous plants which are poisonous.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
Tausch on umbelliferous flowers, 146.
"On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" by Charles Darwin
The plants it loves are umbelliferous.
"L'Aiglon" by Edmond Rostand
Then again, there are the hollow stalks of umbelliferous plants, such as angelica and hemlock.
"Rustic Sounds and Other Studies in Literature and Natural History" by Francis Darwin
AETHU'SA, a genus of umbelliferous plants.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
A'PIUM, a genus of umbelliferous plants, including celery.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
The umbelliferous family is also well represented.
"The Call of the Wildflower" by Henry S. Salt
For vegetables, he has the "yampa" root, an umbelliferous plant, which grows along the banks of the streams.
"Odd People" by Mayne Reid
Many of these frequent the blossoms of Golden-rods, umbelliferous and other late-flowering plants.
"Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects" by C. V. Riley
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In news:

Fennel , Foeniculum vulgare, is a member of the Umbelliferous plant family.
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