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Noun: vegetable oyster
  1. Mediterranean biennial herb with long-stemmed heads of purple ray flowers and milky sap and long edible root; naturalized throughout United States
    - salsify, oyster plant, Tragopogon porrifolius
  2. Long white salsify
    - oyster plant

Derived forms: vegetable oysters

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant, salsify

Part of: genus Tragopogon, Tragopogon

Encyclopedia: Vegetable oyster