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 for Cow parsnip
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Parsnip \Pars"nip\ (p[aum]rs"n[i^]p), n. [OE. parsnepe, from a
     French form, fr. L. pastinaca; cf. pastinare to dig up,
     pastinum a kind of dibble; cf. OF. pastenade, pastenaque.]
     (Bot.)
     The aromatic and edible spindle-shaped root of the cultivated
     form of the Pastinaca sativa, a biennial umbelliferous
     plant which is very poisonous in its wild state; also, the
     plant itself.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Cow parsnip. See Cow parsnip.
  
     Meadow parsnip, the European cow parsnip.
  
     Poison parsnip, the wild stock of the parsnip.
  
     Water parsnip, any plant of the umbelliferous genus Sium,
        the species of which are poisonous.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Masterwort \Mas"ter*wort`\, n. (Bot.)
     (a) A tall and coarse European umbelliferous plant
         ({Peucedanum Ostruthium, formerly Imperatoria).
     (b) The Astrantia major, a European umbelliferous plant
         with a showy colored involucre.
     cow+parsnip+({Heracleum+lanatum">(c) Improperly, the cow parsnip ({Heracleum lanatum).
         [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cow parsnip \Cow" pars`nip\ (-n?p). (Bot.)
     A coarse umbelliferous weed of the genus Heracleum
     ({Heracleum sphondylium in England, and Heracleum lanatum
     in America).
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cow parsnip
      n 1: tall coarse plant having thick stems and cluster of white
           to purple flowers [syn: cow parsnip, hogweed,
           Heracleum sphondylium]

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