"salsify" in the noun sense
1. salsify, oyster plant
edible root of the salsify plant
2. salsify, oyster plant, vegetable oyster, Tragopogon porrifolius
Mediterranean biennial herb with long-stemmed heads of purple ray flowers and milky sap and long edible root naturalized throughout United States
either of two long roots eaten cooked
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