Origin: ME pasnepe, altered (infl. by nepe, turnip) < OFr pasnaie < L pastinaca < pastinare, to dig up < pastinum, two-forked dibble
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Origin: Middle English pasnepe
Origin: , alteration (influenced by nep, turnip)
Origin: of Old French pasnaie
Origin: , from Latin pastināca
Origin: , from pastinum, a kind of two-pronged dibble.
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