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parsnip

EnglishEdit

Parsnip roots

EtymologyEdit

16th century parsnepe, from Middle English passenep, corruption of a borrowing of Old French pasnaie by influence of nepe (turnip), from Latin pastinaca (parsnip, carrot), from pastinum (two-pronged fork); related to pastinare (to dig up the ground).[1]

NounEdit

parsnip (plural parsnips)

  1. A biennial plant, Pastinaca sativa, related to the carrot.
  2. The root of the parsnip, when used as a vegetable.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ parsnip” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).