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asparagus

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noun as·par·a·gus \ə-ˈspar-ə-gəs\

Medical Definition of asparagus

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of Old World perennial herbs of the lily family (Liliaceae) having erect much-branched stems, minute scalelike leaves, and narrow filiform branchlets that function as leaves

  2. 2a:  any plant of the genus Asparagus; especially :  a plant (A. officinalis) widely cultivated for its tender edible young shootsb:  the root of cultivated asparagus formerly used as a diuretic



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