Definition of salsify noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

salsify

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈsælsəfi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsælsəfi//
 
[uncountable](British English)
 
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a plant with a long root that is cooked and eaten as a vegetable Word Origin late 17th cent.: from French salsifis, from obsolete Italian salsefica, of unknown ultimate origin.