Asparagus officinalis
Asparagus As*par"a*gus ([a^]s*p[a^]r"[.a]*g[u^]s), n. [L., fr. Gr. 'aspa`ragos, 'asfa`ragos; cf. sparga^n to swell with sap or juice, and Zend [,c]paregha prong, sprout, Pers. asparag, Lith. spurgas sprout, Skr. sphurj to swell. Perh. the Greek borrowed from the Persian. Cf. {Sparrowgrass}.] 1. (Bot.) A genus of perennial plants belonging to the natural order {Liliace[ae]}, 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. [1913 Webster]

2. The young and tender shoots of {Asparagus officinalis}, which form a valuable and well-known article of food. [1913 Webster]

Note: This word was formerly pronounced {sparrowgrass}; but this pronunciation is now confined exclusively to uneducated people. [1913 Webster]

{Asparagus beetle} (Zo["o]l.), a small beetle ({Crioceris asparagi}) injurious to asparagus. [1913 Webster]


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  • Asparagus officinalis — ID 7152 Symbol Key ASOF Common Name garden asparagus Family Liliaceae Category Monocot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • ASPARAGUS OFFICINALIS L. - СПАРЖА АПТЕЧНАЯ — см. 188. Многолетнее растение. A. officinalis L. Спаржа аптечная Fl. Succ. ed. 2 (1755) 108. Руков. по апроб. V (1948) 446, рис. Kreitmair (1953) 300. Атлас лек. раст. (1962) 526, рис. Mercier (1964) 168. S y n. A. officinalis var. altilis L.; A …   Справочник растений

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