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Salsify

noun
1.
Edible root of the salsify plant.  Synonym: oyster plant.
2.
Mediterranean biennial herb with long-stemmed heads of purple ray flowers and milky sap and long edible root; naturalized throughout United States.  Synonyms: oyster plant, Tragopogon porrifolius, vegetable oyster.
3.
Either of two long roots eaten cooked.



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"Salsify" Quotes from Famous Books



... salsify, is another root-crop which may be treated precisely like the parsnip, and the seed sown at the same time. The seed should be sown in a deep, rich, mellow soil, which is all the better for being prepared in autumn. Plant, as early in April as possible, in the same manner as described ...
— The Home Acre • E. P. Roe



Words linked to "Salsify" :   herbaceous plant, root vegetable, scorzonera, black salsify, root, Tragopogon, herb, genus Tragopogon



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