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

  • n. See salsify.

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  • n. salsify

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A plant found on the seacoast of Northern Europe, America and Asia (Mertensia maritima), the fresh leaves of which have a strong flavor of oysters.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The sea-lungwort, Mertensia maritima, whose leaves have an oyster flavor.
  • n. The goat's-beard or salsify, Tragopogon porrifolius. See salsify. Also called vegetable oyster.

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

  • n. edible root of the salsify plant
  • n. long white salsify
  • n. Mediterranean biennial herb with long-stemmed heads of purple ray flowers and milky sap and long edible root; naturalized throughout United States


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