What is the difference between Parsnip and Carrot?

The difference between parsnip and carrot

is that "parsnip" is a biennial plant, Pastinaca sativa, related to the carrot and "carrot" is a vegetable with a nutritious, juicy, sweet root that is often orange in colour, Daucus carota, especially the subspecies sativus in the family Apiaceae.

parsnip

carrot

Noun

  • A biennial plant, Pastinaca sativa, related to the carrot.
  • The root of the parsnip, when used as a vegetable.

Noun

  • A vegetable with a nutritious, juicy, sweet root that is often orange in colour, Daucus carota, especially the subspecies sativus in the family Apiaceae.
  • A shade of orange similar to the flesh of most carrots (also called carrot orange).
  • (figurative) Any motivational tool.

Examples

  • carrot colour:

Verb

  • (transitive) To treat (an animal pelt) with a solution of mercuric nitrate as part of felt manufacture.