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Noun: salsify  'sal-su,fI
  1. Mediterranean biennial herb with long-stemmed heads of purple ray flowers and milky sap and long edible root; naturalized throughout United States
    - oyster plant, vegetable oyster, Tragopogon porrifolius
  2. Edible root of the salsify plant
    - oyster plant
  3. Either of two long roots eaten cooked

Derived forms: salsifies

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant, root, root vegetable

Part of: genus Tragopogon, Tragopogon

Encyclopedia: Salsify