Part of speech: noun

A plant of the lily family, or its edible shoots.

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Usage examples "asparagus":

  1. It is the best asparagus in the world? - "A Woman's Experience in the Great War", Louise Mack.
  2. Accustomed to food fresh from the soil and the farmyard, he sneered at hothouse asparagus, hothouse grapes, and cold- storage quail. - "The Nature Faker", Richard Harding Davis.
  3. This variety of asparagus is expensive, Caroline said; she can't do things like this at seventy- five cents a head. - "Outside Inn", Ethel M. Kelley.