oyster plant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n oyster plant long white salsify
    • n oyster plant Mediterranean biennial herb with long-stemmed heads of purple ray flowers and milky sap and long edible root; naturalized throughout United States
    • n oyster plant edible root of the salsify plant
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Oyster plant (Bot) A plant of the genus Tragopogon Tragopogon porrifolius), the root of which, when cooked, somewhat resembles the oyster in taste; salsify;
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Usage

In literature:

Its armour hardly yields before that of the oyster-plant.
"The Wonders of Instinct" by J. H. Fabre
Asparagus, celery, egg-plant, oyster plant are all fine when fried in this manner.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
CARROTS, TURNIPS, PARSNIPS, OYSTER PLANT.
"Public School Domestic Science" by Mrs. J. Hoodless
Oysters and lobsters from the Atlantic coast have been planted in British Columbia waters.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
Scrape some oyster plant and drop quickly into cold water with a few drops of vinegar to prevent its turning dark.
"Vaughan's Vegetable Cook Book (4th edition)" by Anonymous
About ten years ago the planting of oyster beds began, and soon 20,000 acres had been planted.
"Checking the Waste" by Mary Huston Gregory
Salsify, or Oyster Plant.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Hanny thought planting oysters a very funny idea.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Scrape and cut the oyster plant into small pieces and boil until tender, in water with a teaspoonful of vinegar in it.
"365 Luncheon Dishes" by Anonymous
This blundering fish, bearing down on the oyster bed in search of luncheon, comes upon the palisade of loosely planted twigs.
"Faces and Places" by Henry William Lucy
Scrape the vegetable and cut into small pieces with a silver knife (a steel knife would darken the oyster plant).
"The Suffrage Cook Book"
This plant compares favorably with the oyster agaric as an edible one.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
The sorrel she would find wild in the fields and she could also find wild carrots and oyster plants.
"Nobody's Girl" by Hector Malot
The fall plants are very much the oyster color.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Salad of Oyster Plant 254 866.
"Desserts and Salads" by Gesine Lemcke
I've fourteen oyster-beds of my own, not to mention one just planting for the rearing of young ones.
"Irish Fairy Tales"
Salsify, oyster plant or vegetable oyster is a root of easy culture and of high food value.
"Farm Gardening with Hints on Cheap Manuring" by Anonymous
An oyster occurs in the "Cinder Bed" and Plant remains in the "Dirt Beds.
"Sea-Weeds, Shells and Fossils" by Peter Gray
I've fourteen oyster-beds of my own, not to mention one just planting for the rearing of young ones.
"Fairy Legends and Traditions of The South of Ireland" by T. Crofton Crocker
Parsnips, and salsify, (or oyster plant) may be fried in butter according to the above directions.
"Miss Leslie's New Cookery Book" by Eliza Leslie
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In news:

Oyster Creek nuclear plant will continue to use water from the Forked River to cool its reactor.
More than 200 new plants found a home this Tuesday at Oyster Plant Park in Poulsbo but the growth of community spirit during the finishing work may have been more notable than the thriving vegetation.
Yian Huang/The Star-Ledger File photo of Exelon's Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant in Lacey Township.
The state Department of Environmental Protection has rightly ordered the Exelon Corp. To clean up radioactive contamination that leaked into the groundwater under its Oyster Creek nuclear power plant.
The refueling outage at the Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant in Lacey Township is nearly complete.
Watershed association plants homegrown oysters in St Mary's River.
Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant (Exelon).
The Oyster Creek nuclear power plant remains on "alert" status even as the rising waters that caused problems with the reactor's pumping system continue to abate, a spokesman for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday.
The nuclear reactor at the Oyster Creek nuclear plant in Lacey Township, N.J.
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission said that at "Alert" has been declared at the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in Forked River, New Jersey, an event related to Hurricane Sandy.
Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant (photo courtesy Exelon Corp).
The Oyster Creek nuclear power plant remains on "alert" status even as the rising waters that caused problems with the reactor 's pumping system continue to abate, a spokesman for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday.
The Oyster Creek nuclear power plant is offline for refueling and maintenance.
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