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



BrE BrE//əˈspærəɡəs//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈspærəɡəs//
[uncountable] Vegetables
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a plant whose young green or white stems are cooked and eaten as a vegetable See related entries: Vegetables Word Origin mid 16th cent.: via Latin from Greek asparagos.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: asparagus