salsify

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French salsifis.

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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
  2. (countable, uncountable) Scorzonera hispanica, a plant similar in flavor to T. porrifolius, with lanceolate leaves cultivated for its dark-skinned edible root
  3. (uncountable) The edible root of these plants.

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