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asparagus - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'asparagus' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . 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.
- The young and tender shoots of A. officinalis, which form a valuable and well-known article of food.