from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of composite plants, of the tribe Cichoriaceæ, type of the subtribe Scorzonereæ.
  • noun [lowercase] A plant of this genus.

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  • noun A herb from southern Europe, of the genus Scorzonera, having yellow flowers and edible carrot-shaped roots; black salsify.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun perennial south European herb having narrow entire leaves and solitary yellow flower heads and long black edible roots shaped like carrots
  • noun long black salsify


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From Italian scorzonera, probably from scorzone ("venemous snake").


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