parsnip

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English[edit]

Parsnip roots

Etymology[edit]

From 16th-century parsnepe, from Middle English passenep, a corruption of Old French pasnaie by influence of Middle English nepe (turnip), from Latin pastināca (parsnip, carrot), from pastinum (two-pronged fork) as in pastināre (to dig up the ground).

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Noun[edit]

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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Descendants[edit]

  • Japanese: パースニップ (pāsunippu)
  • Maori: pānipi

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