as·​per·​ges ə-ˈspər-(ˌ)jēz How to pronounce asperges (audio)
: a ceremony of sprinkling altar and people with holy water

Word History


Latin, thou wilt sprinkle, from aspergere

First Known Use

circa 1587, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of asperges was circa 1587

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“Asperges.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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