parsnip

Definitions

General English

Agriculture

  • noun a plant (Pastinaca sativa) whose long white root is eaten as a vegetable

Food

  • 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.
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