Definition of salsify
: a European biennial composite herb (Tragopogon porrifolius) with a long fusiform edible root —called also oyster plant, vegetable oyster
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Also blinis with caviar, made to order on a spirit stove, salad of salsify and chopped egg, custard tart, Billecart-Salmon rosé.
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Origin and Etymology of salsify
French salsifis, from Italian salsefica, sassefrica
First Known Use: circa 1706See Words from the same year
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