Sparagrass
Sparage Spar"age (?; 48), Sparagus Spar"a*gus, Sparagrass Spar"a*grass`, n. Obs. or corrupt forms of {Asparagus}. [1913 Webster]

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  • sparagrass — ˈsparəˌgras, grəs noun Etymology: by folk etymology from sparagus chiefly dialect : asparagus * * * sparagrass obs. variant of sparrowgrass …   Useful english dictionary

  • sparagrass — spara·grass …   English syllables

  • Sparage — Spar age (?; 48), Sparagus Spar a*gus, Sparagrass Spar a*grass , n. Obs. or corrupt forms of {Asparagus}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sparagus — Sparage Spar age (?; 48), Sparagus Spar a*gus, Sparagrass Spar a*grass , n. Obs. or corrupt forms of {Asparagus}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • asparagus — as·par·a·gus (ə spăr’ə gəs) n. 1) The tender young shoots of the plant Asparagus officinalis, eaten as a vegetable. 2) Any of various perennial plants of the genus Asparagus of Eurasia and Africa, having leaflike stems, scalelike leaves, and… …   Word Histories

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