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Mean to cut a vegetable (7)


I believe the answer is:


'a vegetable' is the definition.
(parsnip is a type of vegetable)

'mean to cut' is the wordplay.
'mean' becomes 'par' (average score on a golf course).
'to cut' becomes 'snip' (snipping is a kind of cutting).

(Other definitions for parsnip that I've seen before include "Yellow root vegetable" , "Spar pin (anag) - vegetable" , "Plant with edible white root" , "Pips ran oddly through the vegetable" , "Sweet root vegetable" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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