Definition of umbelliferous in English:

umbelliferous

adjective

Botany
  • See umbellifer

    • ‘Another way of accentuating the flavour is by adding a little of one of their umbelliferous relatives: celery leaves, fennel seeds, chervil, or parsley.’
    • ‘Cumin seeds are an umbelliferous herb indigenous to Egypt.’
    • ‘Those with strong antioxidant activity include garlic, soybeans, cabbage and umbelliferous vegetables, such as carrot and celery.’
    • ‘Self-fertilisation is the rule in umbelliferous species.’
    • ‘A plant with an umbelliferous inflorescence is one whose flowers are borne on stalks or pedicels originating from a common node on the main stem.’

Pronunciation

umbelliferous

/ʌmbəˈlɪf(ə)rəs/