Definition of water parsnip in English:

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water parsnip

noun

A tall plant of the parsley family that lives in or near water.
  • Sium latifolium and Berula erecta, family Umbelliferae.
Example sentences
  • Management guidance for greater water parsnip tends to be the same as good fen management practice.
  • At maturity, poison hemlock can be difficult to distinguish from water parsnip and water hemlock.
  • Its broad leaves and unpleasant odor, compared to the finely divided leaves and smaller umbels of water hemlock and water parsnip distinguish cow parsnip.

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Syllabification: wa·ter pars·nip

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