Spanish oyster plant

noun

: a tall biennial golden thistle (Scolymus hispanicus) of southwestern Europe that is sometimes cultivated for its edible roots which resemble but are larger and milder than those of salsify, for its foliage which is eaten like that of the cardoon, and for its flowers which are used as a substitute for saffron

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“Spanish oyster plant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Spanish%20oyster%20plant. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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