noun \ə-ˈspar-ə-gəs\

Definition of ASPARAGUS

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

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