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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

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

In Zurich, in a cafe overlooking the Limmat, I ate butter-drenched white asparagus pulled from the ground that morning; it had the aftertaste of champagne. I've been able to appreciate epic meals in San Francisco, New Orleans, Berlin, Paris, Las Vegas.
J. R. Moehringer

I look forward to the spring vegetables because the season is so short. Mushrooms, edible foraged herbs, wild leeks, early season asparagus.
David Chang

Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts.
Charles Lamb

Playwrights are like men who have been dining for a month in an Indian restaurant. After eating curry night after night, they deny the existence of asparagus.
Peter Ustinov
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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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