Asparagus officinales

noun
plant whose succulent young shoots are cooked and eaten as a vegetable
Syn: ↑asparagus, ↑edible asparagus
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Asparagus
Part Meronyms: ↑asparagus

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • genus Asparagus — noun large genus of Old World perennial herbs with erect or spreading or climbing stems and small scalelike leaves and inconspicuous flowers; sometimes placed in family Asparagaceae • Hypernyms: ↑liliid monocot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Liliaceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • edible asparagus — noun plant whose succulent young shoots are cooked and eaten as a vegetable • Syn: ↑asparagus, ↑Asparagus officinales • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Asparagus …   Useful english dictionary

  • herbaceous plant — noun a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests • Syn: ↑herb • Derivationally related forms: ↑herbal (for: ↑herb) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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