HyperDic: salsify

English > 3 senses of the word salsify:
NOUNplantsalsify, oyster plantedible root of the salsify plant
plantsalsify, oyster plant, vegetable oyster, Tragopogon porrifoliusMediterranean biennial herb with long-stemmed heads of purple ray flowers and milky sap and long edible root
foodsalsifyeither of two long roots eaten cooked
English > salsify: 3 senses > noun 1, plant
Meaningedible root of the salsify plant.
Synonymoyster plant
Part ofsalsify, oyster plant, vegetable oyster, Tragopogon porrifoliusMediterranean biennial herb with long-stemmed heads of purple ray flowers and milky sap and long edible root
Broaderroot(botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes
Spanishsalsifí
Catalansalsifí
English > salsify: 3 senses > noun 2, plant
MeaningMediterranean biennial herb with long-stemmed heads of purple ray flowers and milky sap and long edible root; naturalized throughout United States.
Synonymsoyster plant, vegetable oyster, Tragopogon porrifolius
Member ofTragopogon, genus Tragopogongenus of Old World herbs with linear entire leaves and yellow or purple flower heads
Partsoyster plant, vegetable oysterlong white salsify
salsify, oyster plantedible root of the salsify plant
Broaderherb, herbaceous plantA plant lacking a permanent woody stem
Spanishbarbón, salsifí, tragopogon
Catalansalsifí, Tragopogon porrifolius
English > salsify: 3 senses > noun 3, food
MeaningEither of two long roots eaten cooked.
Narroweroyster plant, vegetable oysterlong white salsify
scorzonera, black salsifylong black salsify
Broaderroot vegetableAny of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers
Spanishsalsifí
Catalansalsifí

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