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Parsnip

noun
1.
The whitish root of cultivated parsnip.
2.
A strong-scented plant cultivated for its edible root.  Synonym: Pastinaca sativa.
3.
Whitish edible root; eaten cooked.



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"Parsnip" Quotes from Famous Books



... us, or by surreptitious trading with the guards, we might make additions to our scanty allowance. I recollect that two dollars of irredeemable treasury notes would buy a gill of rice or beans or corn, a turnip, onion, parsnip, or small ...
— Lights and Shadows in Confederate Prisons - A Personal Experience, 1864-5 • Homer B. Sprague

... of the tree that bears them, which is called the cabbage: This cabbage is a white, crisp, juicy substance, which, eaten raw, tastes somewhat like a chesnut, but when boiled is superior to the best parsnip; we cut it small into the broth that we made of our portable soup, which was afterwards thickened with oatmeal, and made a most comfortable mess: For each of these cabbages, however, we were forced to cut down a tree; and it was ...
— A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 12 • Robert Kerr



Words linked to "Parsnip" :   herb, madnep, herbaceous plant, Pastinaca, root, genus Pastinaca, root vegetable



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