black salsify

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n black salsify long black salsify
    • n black salsify perennial south European herb having narrow entire leaves and solitary yellow flower heads and long black edible roots shaped like carrots
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Black salsify the related scorzonera
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—It. sassefrica, goat's-beard—L. saxum, a rock, fricāre, to rub.