salsify

noun
sal·si·fy | \ˈsal-sə-fē, -ˌfī\
plural salsifies

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. John Lanchester, The New Yorker, "Signal," 26 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of salsify

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for salsify

French salsifis, from Italian salsefica, sassefrica

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