bog asphodel
noun Date: 1857 either of two bog herbs (Narthecium ossifragum of Europe and N. americanum of the United States) of the lily family

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  • bog asphodel — n. any of several plants (genus Narthecium) of the lily family found in bogs, esp. a grasslike wildflower ( N. americanum) native to New Jersey that has yellow blossoms …   English World dictionary

  • bog asphodel — noun either of two herbaceous rushlike bog plants having small yellow flowers and grasslike leaves; north temperate regions • Hypernyms: ↑liliaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑European bog asphodel, ↑Narthecium ossifragum, ↑American bog asphodel,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bog asphodel — Marsh Marsh, n. [OE. mersch, AS. mersc, fr. mere lake. See {Mere} pool, and cf. {Marish}, {Morass}.] A tract of soft wet land, commonly covered partially or wholly with water; a fen; a swamp; a morass. [Written also {marish}.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bog-asphodel — paprastasis plienumas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Plienuminių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Narthecium ossifragum), paplitęs vakarų ir vidurio Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Narthecium ossifragum angl. bog asphodel šaltinis Valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bog asphodel — bog′ as′phodel n. pln any grasslike plant of the genus Narthecium, of the lily family, growing in boggy places • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • bog asphodel — any of several plants of the genus Narthecium, of the lily family, having yellowish flowers and growing in boggy places. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • bog asphodel — noun a yellow flowered marsh plant of the lily family. [Narthecium ossifragum.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • American bog asphodel — noun of the eastern United States: New Jersey to South Carolina • Syn: ↑Narthecium americanum • Hypernyms: ↑bog asphodel …   Useful english dictionary

  • European bog asphodel — noun of western Europe: Scandinavia to northern Spain and Portugal • Syn: ↑Narthecium ossifragum • Hypernyms: ↑bog asphodel …   Useful english dictionary

  • Asphodel — can refer to:Plants: *Members of the Asphodelus genus. * Asphodelus ramosus , asphodel * Asphodelus lutea , the yellow asphodel. * Narthecium americanum , the bog asphodel. * Tofieldia racemosa , the false asphodel.Other: *Asphodel Records… …   Wikipedia

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