bog asphodel


: either of two bog herbs (Narthecium ossifragum of Europe and N. americanum of the U.S.) of the lily family

Word History

First Known Use

1807, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bog asphodel was in 1807

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“Bog asphodel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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