subumbelliferous

umbelliferous

[uhm-buh-lif-er-uhs]
adjective
1.
bearing an umbel or umbels.
2.
belonging to the Umbelliferae, the parsley family of plants.
Compare parsley family.


Origin:
1655–65; < Neo-Latin umbellifer (umbelli-, combining form of Latin umbella (see umbel) + -fer -fer) + -ous

subumbelliferous, adjective
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umbelliferous (ˌʌmbɪˈlɪfərəs)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Umbelliferae, a family of herbaceous plants and shrubs, typically having hollow stems, divided or compound leaves, and flowers in umbels: includes fennel, dill, parsley, carrot, celery, and parsnip
2.  designating any other plant bearing umbels
 
[C17: from New Latin umbellifer, from Latin umbella sunshade + ferre to bear]
 
um'bellifer
 
n

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