Definition of cow parsnip in English:

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cow parsnip

Pronunciation: /kou ˈpärsnəp/


A very large, bad-smelling hogweed. Cow parsnips prefer moist ground and can reach a height of 10 feet (3 m).
  • Heracleum maximum, family Umbelliferae.
Example sentences
  • Other related plants include celery and cow parsnip, a native plant resembling the giant hogweed.
  • Poison oak, false Solomon seal, cow parsnip, and miner's lettuce were found infrequently.
  • In summer, the huge, foot-wide leaves of cow parsnip line the roadside in several places.

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Syllabification: cow pars·nip

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