Sperage
Sperage \Sper"age\, n. Asperagus. [Obs.] --Sylvester. [1913 Webster]

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  • asparagus — asparaginous /as peuh raj euh neuhs/, adj. /euh spar euh geuhs/, n. 1. any plant of the genus Asparagus, of the lily family, esp. A. officianalis, cultivated for its edible shoots. 2. the shoots, eaten as a vegetable. [bef. 1000; < L < Gk… …   Universalium

  • asparagus — [15] Asparagus comes ultimately from Greek aspáragos (a word related to the Greek verb spargan ‘swell’, to the Latin verb spargere ‘scatter’ – ultimate source of English sparse, disperse, and aspersions – and also to English spark), and has over… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • asparagus — late O.E. sparage, from L. asparagus (in M.L. often sparagus), from Gk. asparagos, of uncertain origin; probably from PIE root *sp(h)er(e)g to spring up (though perhaps from a non Greek source). In Middle English, asperages sometimes was regarded …   Etymology dictionary

  • asparagus — [15] Asparagus comes ultimately from Greek aspáragos (a word related to the Greek verb spargan ‘swell’, to the Latin verb spargere ‘scatter’ – ultimate source of English sparse, disperse, and aspersions – and also to English spark), and has over… …   Word origins

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