from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


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



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