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wild carrot

Queen Anne's lace

a plant, Daucus carota, the wild form of the cultivated carrot, having broad umbels of white flowers.
Also called wild carrot.
Origin of Queen Anne's lace
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The seeds of bishops weed, smallage, stone parsley, and wild carrot.

  • The wild carrot is also an excellent vegetable, and from its root rich wine has been extracted.

    The Bushman Edward Wilson Landor
  • The umbelliferous plants proclaim the fourth season of insects, particularly the wild carrot and parsnip.

  • According to Galen, the root of the wild carrot possessed the power of exciting the passions.

  • If you have a large glass fish-globe fill it with fresh water, and put in the snapdragon and wild carrot in a loose bouquet.

  • When one of our poets writes, "wild carrot blooms nod round his quiet bed," he makes better use of this weed than the farmers can.

    Under the Maples John Burroughs
  • The wild carrot differs from an annual in this way: it lives throughout one whole year without producing seeds.

    Agriculture for Beginners Charles William Burkett
  • wild carrot borders the dusty lanes with a fringe of lacework—a real lace from the deft hand of Nature.

    In the Open Stanton Davis Kirkham
  • A goldfinch perched on a dry dead stalk of wild carrot, a stalk that looked too slender to bear the bird.

    The Hills and the Vale Richard Jefferies
  • So, too, the lacy flower of the wild carrot may sometimes be effectively combined with some other flower.

British Dictionary definitions for wild carrot

wild carrot

an umbelliferous plant, Daucus carota, of temperate regions, having clusters of white flowers and hooked fruits

Queen Anne's lace

another name for cow parsley
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