asphodel

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noun as·pho·del \ˈas-fə-ˌdel\

Definition of asphodel

  1. :  any of various Old World herbs (especially genera Asphodelus and Asphodeline) of the lily family with flowers in usually long erect racemes

Origin and Etymology of asphodel

Latin asphodelus, from Greek asphodelos


First Known Use: 1597


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