See also: aspergé and aspèrge

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asperge ‎(third-person singular simple present asperges, present participle asperging, simple past and past participle asperged)

  1. (transitive) To sprinkle.
    • 1877, John David Chambers, Divine worship in England in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries contrasted and adapted to that of the nineteenth
      First let him go up to the principal Altar and asperge it on every side.

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EtymologyEdit

From French asperge, from Medieval Latin asparagus, sparagus, from Ancient Greek ἀσπάραγος(aspáragos).

PronunciationEdit

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  • IPA(key): /ɑs.ˈpɛr.ʒə/
  • Hyphenation: as‧per‧ge

NounEdit

asperge f ‎(plural asperges, diminutive aspergetje n)

  1. asparagus (plant, vegetable)

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin asparagus, from Ancient Greek ἀσπάραγος(aspáragos).

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asperge f ‎(plural asperges)

  1. asparagus (plant, vegetable)
  2. (informal) A tall, thin person; a beanpole.
    • 1926, Marcel Aymé, Brûlebois, Éditions Gallimard, chap. II, 1975 ed., p. 25
      — Tiens, disait-il à Charles, entre le rôti et la salade, ne me parle pas de tes asperges d'aujourd'hui, ça n'a ni cul, ni corsage. Quand j'étais jeune homme, ah! oui, il y avait du plaisir. Tu pouvais mettre les mains, tu tenais quelque chose.

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