black salsify

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black salsify

n.
A European plant (Scorzonera hispanica) in the composite family, having yellow flowers and a large, edible root.
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Noun1.black salsify - perennial south European herb having narrow entire leaves and solitary yellow flower heads and long black edible roots shaped like carrotsblack salsify - perennial south European herb having narrow entire leaves and solitary yellow flower heads and long black edible roots shaped like carrots
black salsify, scorzonera - long black salsify
genus Scorzonera - genus of narrow-leaved European herbs
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
2.black salsify - long black salsify
salsify - either of two long roots eaten cooked
black salsify, scorzonera, Scorzonera hispanica, viper's grass - 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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