Definitions of parsnip

n a strong-scented plant cultivated for its edible root

Pastinaca sativa
cultivated parsnip
European biennial having a long fusiform root that has been made palatable through cultivation
madnep, 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
Type of:
herb, herbaceous plant
a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

n the whitish root of cultivated parsnip

Type of:
(botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground

n whitish edible root; eaten cooked

Type of:
root vegetable
any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.