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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

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

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
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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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