Definition of Asparagus. Meaning of Asparagus. Synonyms of Asparagus

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Definition of Asparagus

Asparagus
Asparagus As*par"a*gus, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, ?; cf. ? to swell with sap or juice, and Zend ?paregha prong, sprout, Pers. asparag, Lith. spurgas sprout, Skr. sphurj to swell. Perh. the Greek borrowed from the Persian. Cf. Sparrowgrass.] 1. (Bot.) A genus of perennial plants belonging to the natural order Liliace[ae], 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 young and tender shoots of A. officinalis, which form a valuable and well-known article of food. Note: This word was formerly pronounced sparrowgrass; but this pronunciation is now confined exclusively to uneducated people. Asparagus beetle (Zo["o]l.), a small beetle (Crioceris asparagi) injurious to asparagus.

Meaning of Asparagus from wikipedia

- Asparagus, or garden asparagus, folk name sparrow gr****, scientific name Asparagus officinalis, is a perennial flowering plant species in the genus Asparagus...
- that resembles the plant asparagus List of Asparagus species All pages with titles containing asparagus Asparagus beetle Asparagus Island, Cornwall, England...
- Asparagus fern is a common name given to several plants in the genus Asparagus. It may refer to: Asparagus aethiopicus Asparagus densiflorus Asparagus...
- Asparagus setaceus, commonly known as common asparagus fern, asparagus gr****, lace fern, climbing asparagus, or ferny asparagus, is a climbing plant in...
- as Asparagus plumosus, Asparagus aethiopicus, Asparagus setaceus, and Asparagus virgatus are finely branched and are misleadingly known as "asparagus fern"...
- Asparagus racemosus (satavar, shatavari, or shatamull, shatawari) is a species of asparagus common throughout India and the Himalayas. It grows 1–2 m...
- Asparagus aethiopicus, Sprenger's asparagus, is a plant native to the Cape Provinces and the Northern Provinces of South Africa. Often used as an ornamental...
- Asparagus densiflorus, the asparagus fern, plume asparagus or foxtail fern, is a variable evergreen perennial plant, closely related to the vegetable asparagus...
- of asparagus soup is a soup prepared with asparagus, stock and milk or cream as primary ingredients. Ingredient variations exist. Cream of asparagus soup...
- segments titled "Tales from the Crisper", comforting a frightened Junior Asparagus with the cheerful song, "God is Bigger." The end of this episode started...
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