viper's grass

noun
perennial south European herb having narrow entire leaves and solitary yellow flower heads and long black edible roots shaped like carrots
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Scorzonera
Part Meronyms: ↑scorzonera, ↑black salsify

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viper's grass noun
Black salsify
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Main Entry:viper

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  • Viper's grass — viper vi per (v[imac] p[ e]r), n. [F. vip[ e]re, L. vipera, probably contr. fr. vivipera; vivus alive + parere to bring forth, because it was believed to be the only serpent that brings forth living young. Cf. {Quick}, a., {Parent}, {Viviparous} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • viper's-grass — valgomoji gelteklė statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Daugiametė, stora, rudai juoda, ritinio pavidalo šaknimi astrinių (Asteraceae) šeimos daržovė. Maistui vartojamos šaknys, kurios dažnai vadinamos juodšaknėmis. Tai dietinė daržovė,… …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • viper's-grass — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun (plural viper s grasses) : a perennial herb (Scorzonera hispanica) with narrow entire leaves, solitary heads of yellow flowers, and long white carrot shaped roots that are eaten in Spain and elsewhere …   Useful english dictionary

  • common viper's-grass — valgomoji gelteklė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos daržovinis, dekoratyvinis augalas (Scorzonera hispanica), paplitęs vakarų ir pietų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Scorzonera hispanica angl. black oysterplant; black salsify;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • viper grass — viper vi per (v[imac] p[ e]r), n. [F. vip[ e]re, L. vipera, probably contr. fr. vivipera; vivus alive + parere to bring forth, because it was believed to be the only serpent that brings forth living young. Cf. {Quick}, a., {Parent}, {Viviparous} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • viper — vi per (v[imac] p[ e]r), n. [F. vip[ e]re, L. vipera, probably contr. fr. vivipera; vivus alive + parere to bring forth, because it was believed to be the only serpent that brings forth living young. Cf. {Quick}, a., {Parent}, {Viviparous},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Viper fish — viper vi per (v[imac] p[ e]r), n. [F. vip[ e]re, L. vipera, probably contr. fr. vivipera; vivus alive + parere to bring forth, because it was believed to be the only serpent that brings forth living young. Cf. {Quick}, a., {Parent}, {Viviparous} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Viper's bugloss — viper vi per (v[imac] p[ e]r), n. [F. vip[ e]re, L. vipera, probably contr. fr. vivipera; vivus alive + parere to bring forth, because it was believed to be the only serpent that brings forth living young. Cf. {Quick}, a., {Parent}, {Viviparous} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • viper — n. 1 any venomous snake of the family Viperidae, esp. the common viper (see ADDER). 2 a malignant or treacherous person. Phrases and idioms: viper in one s bosom a person who betrays those who have helped him or her. viper s bugloss a stiff… …   Useful english dictionary

  • viper — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. adder, snake, serpent; traitor, turncoat, Judas [Iscariot], Iago, double dealer, rat (sl.); viperess. See animal, improbity. II (Roget s IV) n. Types of vipers include: adder, asp, cobra, rhinoceros… …   English dictionary for students

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