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Parsnip (river, Canada)

Parsnip, river, c.150 mi (240 km) long, rising in central British Columbia, Canada, and flowing northwest to join the Finlay River at Williston Lake and form the Peace River. Explored by Sir Alexander Mackenzie in 1793, it became, with the Peace River, an important fur-trade route.

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parsnip (in botany)

parsnip, garden plant (Pastinaca sativa) of the family Umbelliferae (parsley family), native to the Old World. It has been cultivated since Roman times for its long, fleshy, edible root. Wine and beer have also been made from it. The wild form has become naturalized in North America, often proving a noxious weed. Parsnip is a biennial but is cultivated as an annual. The root can be left in the ground all winter without deterioration. It is also used as livestock feed. Parsnip is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Apiales, family Umbelliferae.

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parsnip

parsnip Biennial vegetable native to Eurasia, widely cultivated for its edible white taproot. The plant has many leaves, deeply and finely lobed. The roots develop slowly until cool weather sets in, and then they mature quickly. Family Apiaceae/Umbelliferae; species Pastinaca sativa.

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parsnip

parsnip XIV. The immed. antecedents of the present form, pars(e)nep (XVI), are alts. of earlier pas(se)nep — (with assim. to ME. nep, OE. nǣp turnip — L. nāpus) OF. pasnaie (mod. panais) :— L. pastināca.

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parsnip

pars·nip / ˈpärsnip/ • n. 1. a long tapering cream-colored root with a sweet flavor. 2. the widely cultivated Eurasian plant (Pastinaca sativa) of the parsley family that yields this root.

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parsnip

parsnip Root of Pastinaca sativa, eaten as a vegetable. A 100‐g portion, boiled, is a good source of folate; a source of vitamin C; contains 5 g of dietary fibre; supplies 70 kcal (290 kJ).

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parsnip

parsnip See PASTINACA.

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parsnip

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