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([a^]s*p[a^]r"[.a]*g[u^]s), n. [L., fr.
Gr. 'aspa`ragos, 'asfa`ragos; cf. sparga^n to swell with sap
or juice, and Zend [,c]paregha prong, sprout, Pers. asparag,
Lith. spurgas sprout, Skr. sphurj to swell. Perh. the Greek
borrowed from the Persian. Cf. Sparrowgrass
1. (Bot.) A genus of perennial plants belonging to the
natural order Liliace[ae]
, and having erect much
branched stems, and very slender branchlets which are
sometimes mistaken for leaves. Asparagus racemosus
shrubby climbing plant with fragrant flowers.
Specifically: The Asparagus officinalis
, a species
cultivated in gardens.
2. The young and tender shoots of Asparagus officinalis
which form a valuable and well-known article of food.
Note: This word was formerly pronounced sparrowgrass
this pronunciation is now confined exclusively to
(Zo["o]l.), a small beetle (Crioceris asparagi
) injurious to asparagus.