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Bundles of green and white asparagus

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Medieval Latin asparagus, sparagus, from Ancient Greek ἀσπάραγος (aspáragos), variant of ἀσφάραγος (aspháragos). Displaced Old English eorþnafola.

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asparagus (plural asparagus or asparaguses)

  1. Any of various perennial plants of the genus Asparagus having leaflike stems, scalelike leaves, and small flowers.
  2. The young shoots of Asparagus officinalis eaten as a vegetable.
  3. A green colour, like that of an asparagus.
    asparagus colour:  

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EtymologyEdit

Also found in Medieval Latin. From Ancient Greek ἀσπάραγος (aspáragos), variant of ἀσφάραγος (aspháragos).

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NounEdit

asparagus m (genitive asparagī); second declension

  1. asparagus; shoot, sprout-like asparagus, samphire

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative asparagus asparagī
Genitive asparagī asparagōrum
Dative asparagō asparagīs
Accusative asparagum asparagōs
Ablative asparagō asparagīs
Vocative asparage asparagī

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