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Asparagus Explained

asparagus at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[əs'perəgəs]

asparagus at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

late O.E. sparage, from M.L. sparagus, from L. asparagus, Gk. asparagos, probably from PIE base *sp(h)er(e)g- "to spring up" (though perhaps from a non-Gk. source). Respelled c.1600 to conform with Gk. Sparrowgrass is 17c. folk etymology, persisting into 19c., during which time asparagus had "an air of stiffness and pedantry" [John Walker, "Critical Pronouncing Dictionary," 1791]. ///

asparagus at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] [Date: 1000-1100; Language: Latin; Origin: Greek asparagos]// a long thin green vegetable with a point at one end//

asparagus at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any plant of the genus Asparagus (lily family), which contains about 300 species native from Siberia to S Africa. The best-known and economically most important species is the garden asparagus, A. officinalis, cultivated as a green vegetable for its succulent spring stalks. Several African species are grown as ornamental plants. The poisonous species prized for their delicate and graceful foliage are A. plumosus (the feathery asparagus fern, or florists' fern--not a true fern), A. sprengeri, and A. asparagoides.

asparagus at Latin => English Of Explained:

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Asparagus at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Asparagus \As*par"a*gus\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, ?; cf. ? to swell
with sap or juice, and Zend ?paregha prong, sprout, Pers.
asparag, Lith. spurgas sprout, Skr. sphurj to swell. Perh.
the Greek borrowed from the Persian. Cf. {Sparrowgrass}.]
1. (Bot.) A genus of perennial plants belonging to the
natural order {Liliace[ae]}, and having erect much
branched stems, and very slender branchlets which are
sometimes mistaken for leaves. {Asparagus racemosus} is a
shrubby climbing plant with fragrant flowers.
Specifically: The {Asparagus officinalis}, a species
cultivated in gardens.

2. The young and tender shoots of {A. officinalis}, which
form a valuable and well-known article of food.

Note: This word was formerly pronounced sparrowgrass; but
this pronunciation is now confined exclusively to
uneducated people.

{Asparagus beetle} (Zo["o]l.), a small beetle ({Crioceris
asparagi}) injurious to asparagus.

asparagus at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

asparagus
n 1: plant whose succulent young shoots are cooked and eaten as a
vegetable [syn: {edible asparagus}, {Asparagus
officinales}]
2: edible young shoots of the asparagus plant

asparagus at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Asparagus

English

Inter: wikipedi » a
Category: Image - :Szparagi.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Bundles of green and white asparagus

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » ML. Inter: term » asparagus|lang=la, Inter: term » sparagus|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » grc|en Inter: term » ἀσπάραγος|tr=asparagos|lang=grc|sc=polytonic. Replaced earlier Old English sparagi, from Medieval Latin, later sperage, sparrowgrass.

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /əˈspær.ə.ɡəs/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /@"sp{r.@.g@s/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-asparagus.ogg|Audio (US)

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » pl=asparagus|pl2=asparaguses


  • Any of various perennial plants of the genus Asparagus having leaflike stems, scalelike leaves, and small flowers.
    1. The young shoots of Asparagus officinalis eaten as a vegetable.

      Synonyms

      * sparrowgrass

  • sparage, sparagus, sparagrass

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » asparagus plant
  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|shpargull|m
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|هليون|m|tr=hilyuun
  • : Egyptian Arabic: Inter: tø » arz|اسبراجوس|m|tr=esbaragus|sc=Arab
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ծնեբեկ|tr=çnebek
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|аспарагус
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|esparreguera|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|蘆筍|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|芦笋|tr=lúsǔn|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|chřest|m
  • Dalmatian: Inter: tø » dlm|spirač
  • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|asparges|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|asperge|f
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|parsa
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|asperge|f
  • Friulian: Inter: tø » fur|sparg
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Spargel|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|σπαράγγι|n|tr=sparággi
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|spárga
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|lus súch|m, Inter: t- » ga|lus súgach|m, Inter: t- » ga|asparagas|m
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|asparago|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|アスパラガス|tr=asuparagasu
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|aspèrge|f
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|аспарагус|m|tr=asparágus, Inter: t- » mk|шпаргла|f|tr=špárgla
  • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|chʼałdą́ą́ʼ

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|asparges
    • Occitan: Inter: t- » oc|esparga
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|szparag|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|aspargo|m, Inter: t+ » pt|espargo|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|sparanghel
    • Romansch: Inter: l » rm|spargia, Inter: l » rm|aspergia, Inter: l » rm|sparglas, Inter: l » rm|spargla, Inter: l » rm|aspargia
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|спаржа|f|tr=spárža
    • Sardinian:
    • : Campidanese Sardinian: Inter: tø » sro|sparau
    • : Gallurese Sardinian: Inter: tø » sdn|isparau
    • : Logudorese Sardinian: Inter: tø » src|sparau
    • Sassarese Sardinian: Inter: tø » sdc|ipàramu
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|creamh-na-muice-fiadhaich|m
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|вилина метла|f|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|каленац|m|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|vilina metla|f, Inter: t- » sh|kalenac|m
    • Sicilian: Inter: l » sc|spàraciu
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|špargľa|f
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|beluš|m, Inter: t+ » sl|špargelj|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|espárrago|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|sparris|c
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|măng tây
    • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|sparag


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » asparagus shoots (food)
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|هليون|m|tr=hilyuun
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ծնեբեկ|tr=çnebek
    • Basque: Inter: t- » eu|zainzuri
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|аспержа
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|蘆筍|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|芦笋|tr=lúsǔn|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|chřest|m
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|asparges|c
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|asperge|f
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|parsa
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|asperge|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Spargel|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|σπαράγγι|n|tr=sparággi
    • : Ancient: Inter: tø » grc|ἀσπάραγος|m|tr=aspáragos
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|spárga
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|lus súch|m, Inter: t- » ga|lus súgach|m, Inter: t- » ga|asparagas|m
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|asparago|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|アスパラガス|tr=asuparagasu
    • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|aspèrge|f
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|аспарагус|m|tr=asparágus, Inter: t- » mk|шпаргла|f|tr=špárgla


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|chʼałdą́ą́ʼ, Inter: tø » nv|jádí nátʼoh
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|asparges
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|szparag|m
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|sparanghel|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|спаржа|f|tr=spárža
  • Sardinian:
  • : Campidanese Sardinian: Inter: tø » sro|sparau
  • : Gallurese Sardinian: Inter: tø » sdn|isparau
  • : Logudorese Sardinian: Inter: tø » src|sparau
  • Sassarese Sardinian: Inter: tø » sdc|ipàramu
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|creamh-na-muice-fiadhaich|m
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|вилина метла|f|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|каленац|m|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|шпарога
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|vilina metla|f, Inter: t- » sh|kalenac|m, Inter: t- » sh|šparoga
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|beluš, Inter: t+ » sl|špargelj|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|espárrago|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|sparris|c
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|kuşkonmaz
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|măng tây
  • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|sparag

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » mt: Inter: t- » mt|spraġ
    • Inter: ttbc » scn: Inter: t+ » scn|spàraciu|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » sl: Inter: t+ » sl|špargelj|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Vegetables -

    Latin

    Etymology

    Also found in Medieval Latin. From Inter: etyl » grc|la Inter: term » ἀσπάραγος|lang=grc.

    Noun

    Inter: la-noun » asparagus|asparagi|asparagī|m|second
  • Inter: l » en|asparagus; shoot, sprout-like asparagus, samphire

    Inflection

    Inter: la-decl-2nd » asparag

    Descendants

    Inter: top » 2
    • Albanian: shpargull
    • Catalan: Inter: l » ca|esparreguera
    • Dalmatian: Inter: l » dlm|spirač
    • English: Inter: l » en|asparagus
    • French: Inter: l » fr|asperge
    • Friulian: Inter: l » fur|sparg
    • Galician: Inter: l » gl|espárrago


    Inter: mid » 2
  • Italian: Inter: l » it|asparago
  • Occitan: Inter: l » oc|esparga
  • Portuguese: Inter: l » pt|aspargo, Inter: l » pt|espargo
  • Romansch: Inter: l » rm|spargia, Inter: l » rm|aspergia
  • Sardinian: Inter: l » sc|sparau, Inter: l » sc|isparau
  • Sicilian: Inter: l » scn|spàraciu, Inter: l » scn|spàriciu
  • Spanish: Inter: l » es|espárrago

  • Inter: botto » m
    Translation: ar » asparagus
    Translation: cy » asparagus
    Translation: de » asparagus
    Translation: et » asparagus
    Translation: el » asparagus
    Translation: es » asparagus
    Translation: eu » asparagus
    Translation: fr » asparagus
    Translation: gl » asparagus
    Translation: ko » asparagus
    Translation: io » asparagus
    Translation: id » asparagus
    Translation: it » asparagus
    Translation: lo » asparagus
    Translation: hu » asparagus
    Translation: mg » asparagus
    Translation: my » asparagus
    Translation: pl » asparagus
    Translation: ro » asparagus
    Translation: ru » asparagus
    Category: simple:asparagus -
    Translation: fi » asparagus
    Translation: sv » asparagus
    Translation: ta » asparagus
    Translation: te » asparagus
    Translation: tr » asparagus
    Translation: vi » asparagus
    Translation: zh » asparagus

    Asparagus at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » asparagus

    Translingual

    Inter: wikipedia » Asparagus (genus)
    Inter: wikispecie » s

    Etymology

    Inter: etyl » ML.|mul Inter: term » sparagus|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » grc|mul Inter: term » ἀσπάραγος|tr=asparagos|lang=grc|sc=polytonic.

    Proper noun

    Inter: head » mul|proper noun
  • Inter: taxon » genus|family|Asparagaceae|asparaguses

    Derived terms

    * Asparagaceae Inter: a » family
    • Asparagales Inter: a » order
    • Asparagoideae Inter: a » subfamily


    Translation: id » Asparagus
    Translation: zh » Asparagus