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oyster plant

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oyster plant

n
(Plants) salsify or sea lungwort. See salsify1, lungwort2
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sal•si•fy

(ˈsæl sə fi)

n., pl. -fies.
a purple-flowered composite plant, Tragopogon porrifolius, whose root has an oysterlike flavor. Also called oyster plant, vegetable oyster.
[1690–1700; < French salsifis, variant of sassefy, sassef(r)ique < Italian sassef(r)ica]
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Noun1.oyster plant - edible root of the salsify plantoyster plant - edible root of the salsify plant  
Tragopogon porrifolius, vegetable oyster, oyster plant, salsify - Mediterranean biennial herb with long-stemmed heads of purple ray flowers and milky sap and long edible root; naturalized throughout United States
root - (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
2.oyster plant - Mediterranean biennial herb with long-stemmed heads of purple ray flowers and milky sap and long edible rootoyster plant - Mediterranean biennial herb with long-stemmed heads of purple ray flowers and milky sap and long edible root; naturalized throughout United States
vegetable oyster, oyster plant - long white salsify
genus Tragopogon, Tragopogon - genus of Old World herbs with linear entire leaves and yellow or purple flower heads
oyster plant, salsify - edible root of the salsify plant
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
3.oyster plant - long white salsifyoyster plant - long white salsify      
salsify - either of two long roots eaten cooked
Tragopogon porrifolius, vegetable oyster, oyster plant, salsify - Mediterranean biennial herb with long-stemmed heads of purple ray flowers and milky sap and long edible root; naturalized throughout United States
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The report says the most recent extinction - that of Llanfairfechan hawkweed - was confirmed just 10 months ago, and names the oysterplant, which was last seen in 1989, as the first plant in Britain to be wiped out as a direct result of climate change.
Plantlife Wales conservation officer Trevor Dines, who wrote the report, said: "We now know that the oysterplant has been lost from Wales because of climate change.