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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A European plant (Scorzonera hispanica) in the composite family, having heads of yellow ray flowers and a large, edible, fleshy root.

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  • n. A perennial member of the sunflower family (Asteraceae), cultivated as a root vegetable; Scorzonera hispanica.

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

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


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