- noun a plant with a thick white root which is eaten boiled or roasted as a vegetable and has a sweet taste
- noun a plant (Pastinaca sativa) whose long white root is eaten as a vegetable
- A biennial plant, Pastinaca sativa, whose long (up to 25 cm) conical tap root is harvested as a winter root vegetable in the first year. The roots have a cream sweetish flesh with a distinctive flavour and are best after being frosted. Served boiled, roasted, fried or puréed, etc.