oyster plant

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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  • noun salsify

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  • noun edible root of the salsify plant
  • noun long white salsify
  • noun 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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