Scottish asphodel


Definition of Scottish asphodel

: an herb (Tofieldia palustris) of the north temperate zone that has a dense raceme of small greenish flowers

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First Known Use of Scottish asphodel

1677, in the meaning defined above

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“Scottish asphodel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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