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A European plant (Scorzonera hispanica) in the composite family, having yellow flowers and a large, edible root.
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|Noun||1.||black salsify - perennial south European herb having narrow entire leaves and solitary yellow flower heads and long black edible roots shaped like carrots|
genus Scorzonera - genus of narrow-leaved European herbs
|2.||black salsify - long black salsify|
salsify - either of two long roots eaten cooked
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