from The Century Dictionary.

  • Belonging to asparagus; resembling asparagus; specifically, having tender edible shoots like those of asparagus: as, asparaginous plants.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining or allied to, or resembling, asparagus; having shoots which are eaten like asparagus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Resembling or related to asparagus; having shoots which are eaten like asparagus.


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  • I grilled asparagus along with other marinated vegs including spring garlic, eggplant, sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, zucchini, red peppers and onions at my eldest daughter's college graduation party in Kansas City, Missouri over the weekend. The spring garlic and eggplant slices were the big hit among the vegs. The mahi-mahi steaks were the favorite among the non-veg fare.

    May 11, 2010

  • Most of my family likes asparagus but my mom doesn't. Whenever we cook it, she just sits in the corner, disparaginous.

    May 6, 2010

  • That quiche sounds delicious. And I strongly agree that excessive girth is undesirable in asparagus.

    May 5, 2010

  • I just steam them and sprinkle on some olive oil and kosher flake salt. Yum.

    May 5, 2010

  • I like my aspargus spears to be no thicker than pencils, I don't know if this is wrong or unnecessary. Favorite way to eat them: a little clear soup to deglaze a pan in which I braised pork or beef, cook aspargus until most of the liquid is gone, eat with melted butter.

    May 5, 2010

  • This week I prepared a wonderful quiche - asparagus and leeks, with paper-thin Roma tomato slices on top of the cheesy vegetable-filled custard, Provence-style, sort of.

    May 5, 2010

  • popsicles are asparaginous!

    *just the tip of an iceberg (of a discussion of meaning)*

    How to you consume your asparagus?

    Or should the discussion be tabled??

    May 5, 2010