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parsley family

noun
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the plant family Umbelliferae (or Apiaceae), characterized by herbaceous plants having alternate, usually compound leaves, hollow stems, numerous small flowers borne in umbels, and dry, seedlike, often aromatic fruit, and including anise, caraway, carrot, celery, dill, parsley, parsnip, and Queen Anne's lace, as well as poisonous plants such as cowbane and water hemlock.
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  • Wild chervil is a biennial or short-lived perennial plant of the parsley family.
  • Sweet cicely is a member of the large parsley family.

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