(?), a. [Umbel + -ferous: cf. F. ombellifre.] (Bot.) (a) Producing umbels. (b) Of or pertaining to a natural order (Umbellifer) of plants, of which the parsley, carrot, parsnip, and fennel are well-known examples.
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(?), prop. n. [NL. See Umbellule.] (Zol.) A genus of deep-sea alcyonaria consisting of a cluster of large flowerlike polyps situated at the summit of a long, slender stem which stands upright in the mud, supported by a bulbous base.
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