Umbelliferous Um`bel*lif"er*ous, a. [Umbel + -ferous: cf. F. ombillif[`e]re.] (Bot.) (a) Producing umbels. (b) Of or pertaining to a natural order ({Umbellifer[ae]}) of plants, of which the parsley, carrot, parsnip, and fennel are well-known examples. [1913 Webster]

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  • umbelliferous — [um΄bə lif′ər əs] adj. [ModL umbellifer (see UMBEL & FER) + OUS] having an umbel or umbels: said of plants of the umbel family …   English World dictionary

  • umbelliferous — adjective Date: 1662 of or relating to the carrot family < umbelliferous flower heads > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • umbelliferous — /um beuh lif euhr euhs/, adj. 1. bearing an umbel or umbels. 2. belonging to the Umbelliferae, the parsley family of plants. Cf. parsley family. [1655 65; < NL umbellifer (umbelli , comb. form of L umbella (see UMBEL) + fer FER) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • umbelliferous — adjective a) bearing umbels b) pertaining to a member of the family Umbelliferae …   Wiktionary

  • umbelliferous — um·bel·lif·er·ous (um″bə lifґər us) 1. pertaining to or characteristic of the family Umbelliferae. 2. bearing umbels …   Medical dictionary

  • umbelliferous — bearing umbels Bearing and Carrying …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • umbelliferous — um·bel·lif·er·ous || ‚ʌmbe lɪfÉ™rÉ™s adj. bearing an umbel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • umbelliferous — um·bel·lif·er·ous …   English syllables

  • umbelliferous — um•bel•lif•er•ous [[t]ˌʌm bəˈlɪf ər əs[/t]] adj. bot bearing an umbel or umbels, as plants of the parsley family • Etymology: 1655–65; < NL umbellifer …   From formal English to slang

  • umbelliferous — /ʌmbəˈlɪfərəs/ (say umbuh lifuhruhs) adjective 1. bearing an umbel or umbels. 2. belonging or relating to the Apiaceae (Umbelliferae), a family of plants containing many important umbel bearing herbs, as the parsley, carrot, etc. {New Latin… …  

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