wild parsnip

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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
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Usage

In literature:

The wild parsnip is also indigenous to the plains on the mountains.
"Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon" by Samuel White Baker
A mess of wild parsnips and pepper, for example, will actually do you good.
"Travels in Alaska" by John Muir
Types of the original stock may now be found, in waste places, in the wild turnip, wild carrot, parsnip, etc.
"A Walk from London to John O'Groat's" by Elihu Burritt
I understand that the four men who gather the wild parsnips represent the four clans of the tribe.
"The Dance Festivals of the Alaskan Eskimo" by Ernest William Hawkes
There's some," pointing to a tall wild parsnip, or "gix," on the verge of the streamlet.
"Bevis" by Richard Jefferies
By the side of cornfields the wild parsnip sometimes grows in great profusion.
"Wild Life in a Southern County" by Richard Jefferies
When the sun's rays beat down too fiercely on my head I would make myself an umbrella of wild angelica or water parsnip.
"Memoirs of a Midget" by Walter de la Mare
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In news:

On Thursday, June 21, 2012, they spent several hours manually removing the bright yellow wild parsnip flower from a prairie at Frontenac State Park in southeastern Minnesota.
The Cornell Cooperative Extension says that while Giant Hogweed is in Oneida County, there are many more prevalent plants like Queen Anne's Lace and Wild Parsnip blooming that look similar to it, but are not actually Giant Hogweed .
The Cornell Cooperative Extension says that while Giant Hogweed is in Oneida County, there are many more prevalent plants like Queen Anne's Lace and Wild Parsnip blooming that look similar to it, but are not actually Giant Hogweed.
WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – The wild parsnip population "exploded pretty good this year," Wright County Urban Specialist Brian Sanoski said, which could be dangerous for people who come in contact with the harmful plant.
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