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Definition of Asparagus


  1. A genus of perennial plants belonging to the natural order Liliaceae, and having erect much branched stems, and very slender branchlets which are sometimes mistaken for leaves. Asparagus racemosus is a shrubby climbing plant with fragrant flowers. Specifically: The Asparagus officinalis, a species cultivated in gardens.
  2. The young and tender shoots of A. officinalis, which form a valuable and well-known article of food.

Asparagus Quotations

Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts.
Charles Lamb

Good asparagus needs minimal treatment and is best eaten with few other ingredients.
Yotam Ottolenghi

Marriage? It's like asparagus eaten with vinaigrette or hollandaise, a matter of taste but of no importance.
Francoise Sagan

You know, when you get your first asparagus, or your first acorn squash, or your first really good tomato of the season, those are the moments that define the cook's year. I get more excited by that than anything else.
Mario Batali

It wasn't success, because Teller and I, by the time Asparagus Valley got together - within a year, we had achieved all our goals. I mean, our goal was to earn our living doing exactly what we wanted. Which is many people's goal.
Penn Jillette
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Asparagus Translations

asparagus in Danish is asparges
asparagus in Dutch is asperge
asparagus in Finnish is parsa
asparagus in French is asperge
asparagus in German is Spargel
asparagus in Italian is asparago
asparagus in Norwegian is asparges
asparagus in Portuguese is espargo, espargos
asparagus in Swedish is sparris

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