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A tall plant of the parsley family which lives in or near water.
- ‘Its broad leaves and unpleasant odor, compared to the finely divided leaves and smaller umbels of water hemlock and water parsnip distinguish cow parsnip.’
- ‘Emergent plants such as cattails, pickerel weed, swamp candle and rooted floating plants such as yellow and white water-lilies and water parsnips were identified.’
- ‘At maturity, poison hemlock can be difficult to distinguish from water parsnip and water hemlock.’
- ‘Management guidance for greater water parsnip tends to be the same as good fen management practice.’
- ‘From the walks he has learned new information about what bears eat - for instance, a heavy diet of herbs from wetlands in the spring such as water plantain, sarsaparilla, jack-in-the-pulpit, ferns, thistles, cattails and water parsnips; berries and ants in the summer; berries and nuts in the autumn.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.