Asparagus

Type: Term Pronunciation: as-par′ă-gŭs Definitions: 1. A genus of plants of the family Liliaceae. Asparagus officinalis is an edible vegetable, the rhizome and roots of which, together with the young edible shoots, were used as a diuretic.
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Asparagus

(Asparagus Fern, Climbing Asparagus, Foxtail Fern, Smilax) Asparagus plants are not only a delicious vegetable, but different species can also be lovely as houseplants. The Asparagus officinalis is the botanical name of the garden variety. It grows wild in southern Europe, southwestern England, and southern Ireland. Most of the greenhouse varieties...
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asparagus

[n] - plant whose succulent young shoots are cooked and eaten as a vegetable 2. [n] - edible young shoots of the asparagus plant
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Asparagus

As·par'a·gus noun [ Latin , from Greek ..., ...; confer ... to swell with sap or juice, and Zend ...paregha prong, sprout, Pers. asparag , Lithuanian spurgas sprout, Sanskrit sphurj to swell. Perh. the Greek borrowed from the Persian. Confer Sparrowgrass .] 1.
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asparagus

1. <botany> A genus of perennial plants belonging to the natural order Liliaceae, and having erect much branched stems, and very slender branchlets which are sometimes mistaken for leaves. Asparagus racemosus is a shrubby climbing plant with fragrant flowers. Specifically: The Asparagus officinalis, a species cultivated in gardens. ... 2. The...
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asparagus

noun edible young shoots of the asparagus plant
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asparagus

edible asparagus noun plant whose succulent young shoots are cooked and eaten as a vegetable
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Asparagus

• (n.) A genus of perennial plants belonging to the natural order Liliaceae, and having erect much branched stems, and very slender branchlets which are sometimes mistaken for leaves. Asparagus racemosus is a shrubby climbing plant with fragrant flowers. Specifically: The Asparagus officinalis, a species cultivated in gardens. • (n.) The ...
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Asparagus

genus of the lily family (Liliaceae) with about 300 species native from Siberia to southern Africa. Best known is the garden asparagus, Asparagus ... [3 related articles]
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asparagus

asparagus, perennial garden vegetable (Asparagus officinalis) of the family Liliaceae (lily family), native to the E Mediterranean area and now naturalized over much of the world. As in the other species of this Old World genus of succulent plants, the stems are green and function as leaves, while t...
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Asparagus

Asparagus (Asparagus officindlis) is a plant of the order Liliaceae, the young shoots of which, cut as they are emerging from the ground, are a favourite culinary vegetable. In Greece, and especially in the southern steppes of Russia and Poland, it is found in profusion; and its edible qualities were esteemed by the ancients. It grows wild in some ...
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asparagus

Any of a group of plants with small scalelike leaves and many fine, feathery branches. Native to Europe and Asia, Asparagus officinalis is cultivated and the tender young shoots (spears) are greatly prized as a vegetable. (Genus Asparagus, family Liliaceae.)
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asparagus

The name asparagus comes from the Greek language meaning "sprout" or "shoot," and it is a member of the lily family. Plants in the lily family are also related to various grasses. In the dialects of 18
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Asparagus

[disambiguation] Asparagus is a type of vegetable. Asparagus may also refer to: ...
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Asparagus

[genus] Asparagus is a genus in the plant family Asparagaceae, subfamily Asparagoideae. It comprises up to 300 species. Most are evergreen long-lived perennial plants growing from the understory as lianas, bushes or climbing plants. The best-known species is the edible Asparagus officinalis, commonly referred to as just asparagus. Other mem...
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Asparagus

Asparagus officinalis is a spring vegetable, a flowering perennial plant species in the genus Asparagus. It was once classified in the lily family, like its Allium cousins, onions and garlic, but the Liliaceae have been split and the onion-like plants are now in the family Amaryllidaceae and asparagus in the Asparagaceae. Asparagus officinalis is ...
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Asparagus

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