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EtymologyEdit

French salsifis.

PronunciationEdit

 
Habitus of white salsify plant. Tragopogon porrifolius
 
Habitus of black salsify plant. Scorzonera hispanica

NounEdit

salsify (usually uncountable, plural salsifies)

  1. (countable, uncountable) Any of several flowering plants, of the genus Tragopogon, most of which have purple flowers.
    1. Tragopogon porrifolius, a plant with linear leaves; cultivated for its light-skinned edible root and herbal properties. Known in particular as "white salsify" among other common names
  2. (countable, uncountable) Scorzonera hispanica, a plant similar in flavor to T. porrifolius, with lanceolate leaves; cultivated for its dark-skinned edible root. Known in particular as "black salsify" among other common names
  3. (uncountable) The edible root of these plants.

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