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A European hedgerow plant of the parsley family, which has fern-like leaves and large heads of tiny white flowers, giving the appearance of lace.Also called Queen Anne's lace
- ‘It was quite clear that the garden he was describing was an English idyll sprouting cow parsley, chestnut trees and long green grass.’
- ‘I had a brief flurry of activity when the cow parsley stem I was using as a float started to jerk upstream.’
- ‘The shop sold clotted cream, the paths were lined with split log fences and cow parsley and we were less than a mile from the sea.’
- ‘With the onset of summer there's the cow parsley, poppies, honeysuckle, wild roses, speedwell, ragged robin and foxgloves.’
- ‘She also created more delicate designs: florets of cow parsley and Slovakian folk-style peasant motifs.’
- ‘Lots of flowers down there at the moment - irises, hawthorn, buttercups, cow parsley, herb robert.’
- ‘Farmyards were heralded by cow parsley, and the woods reeked of wet dog.’
- ‘Meadow flowers, like cow parsley and nettles, were being grazed by the occasional elk or aurochs.’
- ‘Wild chervil is another name for the common wild plant cow parsley.’
- ‘Ragwort and cow parsley grew almost as high as the platform.’
- ‘They are the tap roots of a plant in the umbelliferae family which includes parsley, cow parsley and hemlock.’
- ‘The foaming heads of white cow parsley provide a superb foil to the pink peaflowers of the Judas tree.’
- ‘Threads have been dyed in authentic colours of the period, using natural dyes which have been derived from plants like cow parsley.’
- ‘Uncontrolled growth of weeds and cow parsley had totally concealed entrances.’
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