Definition of asphodel
: any of various Old World herbs (especially genera Asphodelus and Asphodeline) of the lily family with flowers in usually long erect racemes
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Among them is a native New Jersey blackberry bush that grows in Cape May, and a bog asphodel, which grows only in the Pinelands after populations in Delaware and the Carolinas were wiped out, Snyder said.
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Origin and Etymology of asphodel
Latin asphodelus, from Greek asphodelos
First Known Use: 1597See Words from the same year
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