What does asparagus mean?

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əˈspær ə gəsas·para·gus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. asparagus, edible asparagus, Asparagus officinales(noun)

    plant whose succulent young shoots are cooked and eaten as a vegetable

  2. asparagus(noun)

    edible young shoots of the asparagus plant


  1. asparagus(Noun)

    Any of various perennial plants of the genus Asparagus having leaflike stems, scalelike leaves, and small flowers.

  2. asparagus(Noun)

    The young shoots of Asparagus officinalis eaten as a vegetable.

  3. Origin: From sparagus, from ἀσπάραγος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Asparagus(noun)

    a genus of perennial plants belonging to the natural order Liliaceae, and having erect much branched stems, and very slender branchlets which are sometimes mistaken for leaves. Asparagus racemosus is a shrubby climbing plant with fragrant flowers. Specifically: The Asparagus officinalis, a species cultivated in gardens

  2. Asparagus(noun)

    the young and tender shoots of A. officinalis, which form a valuable and well-known article of food

  3. Origin: [L., fr. Gr. 'aspa`ragos, 'asfa`ragos; cf. sparga^n to swell with sap or juice, and Zend paregha prong, sprout, Pers. asparag, Lith. spurgas sprout, Skr. sphurj to swell. Perh. the Greek borrowed from the Persian. Cf. Sparrowgrass.]


  1. Asparagus

    Asparagus officinalis is a spring vegetable, a flowering perennial plant species in the genus Asparagus. It was once classified in the lily family, like its Allium cousins, onions and garlic, but the Liliaceae have been split and the onion-like plants are now in the family Amaryllidaceae and asparagus in the Asparagaceae. Asparagus officinalis is native to most of Europe, northern Africa and western Asia, and is widely cultivated as a vegetable crop.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Asparagus

    as-par′a-gus, n. a plant cultivated for its young shoots, esteemed as a table delicacy.—n. Aspar′agine, a nitrogenised crystallised substance found in asparagus and other vegetables.—Sparrow-grass was long the form of the word in English. [L.—Gr. asparagos.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of asparagus in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of asparagus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of asparagus in a Sentence

  1. Warren Buffett:

    If somebody told me that I live a year longer by eating nothing but broccoli and asparagus from now on ... every day will seem like as long. I'll stick with the Cheetos and the Coke.

  2. Drew Hiatts:

    We can buy asparagus, but it's nothing like the kind of asparagus we get here. It's sweet and tender, and we can eat it raw, it has a true asparagus flavor, not like something you would get somewhere else that is mass produced.

  3. Gabrielle Douglas:

    I like to stick with lean protein to help with my muscle recovery after hard workouts, so my grandma prepared me a delicious chicken breast and grilled asparagus with balsamic vinegar, it was so good! To treat myself, I dipped a handful of almonds in 2 ounces of melted dark chocolate. It really satisfied my sweet tooth!

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