Definition of Genus heracleum
1. Noun. Widely distributed genus of plants with usually thick rootstocks and large umbels of white flowers.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Apiaceae, Carrot Family, Family Apiaceae, Family Umbelliferae, Umbelliferae
Member holonyms: Cow Parsnip, Heracleum Sphondylium, Hogweed
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Heracleum
Literary usage of Genus heracleum
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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"COW-PARSNIP, or GIANT PARSLEY, popular names for several species of the genus Heracleum of the family ..."
2. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"The genus Heracleum, represented on our roadside wastes and hedge-banks by the Hogweed (H. sphondylium), includes several noble species that have been ..."