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Meaning of asparagus

as•par•a•gus

Pronunciation: (u-spar'u-gus), [key]
— n.
  1. any plant of the genus Asparagus, of the lily family, esp. A. officianalis, cultivated for its edible shoots.
  2. the shoots, eaten as a vegetable.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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