Part of speech: noun

A European herb of the parsley family, with edible root.

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Usage examples "parsnip":

  1. From the dry knolls came the heavy scent of the tall, bold umbels of the wild parsnip, at which she sniffed with passing resentment. - "Barbara Ladd", Charles G. D. Roberts.
  2. I may bend me high head to th' egg- plant, th' potato, th' cabbage, th' squash, th' punkin, th' sparrow- grass, th' onion, th' spinach, th' rutabaga turnip, th' Fr- rench pea or th' parsnip, but 'twill niver be said iv me that I was subjygated be a Beet. - "Observations by Mr. Dooley", Finley Peter Dunne.
  3. There is also a native celery, which forms a poor substitute for that of Europe; two varieties of this species are mentioned - the Conna, of which the roots are eaten by the natives after being peeled, and the Kukire, the foot of which resembles the carrot in appearance, with the smell and colour of the parsnip. - "The Bushman Life in a New Country", Edward Wilson Landor.