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salsify

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noun, sal·si·fy \ˈsal-sə-fē, -ˌfī\

Definition of salsify

plural salsifies

  1. :  a European biennial composite herb (Tragopogon porrifolius) with a long fusiform edible root —called also oyster plant, vegetable oyster



Origin of salsify

French salsifis, from Italian salsefica, sassefrica


First Known Use: circa 1706


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