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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Signature menu items at Le Pressoir dOArgent include Belon oysters sourced from Arcachon Bay and served with langoustines, Aquitaine Sturia caviar, crme aigrelette, cucumber and Belgian waffles; and a Breton blue lobster with a Barnaise sauce made from black salsify, ceps, and lobster extract from the restaurantOs namesake silver press.
The menu is reasonably priced, with such dishes as red snapper, blood sausage, Irish veal, black salsify, poulet de Bresse, Charolais beef and better than 200 wines.
as black salsify, black oyster plant or viper grass.