asparagus asparagus  /ə ˈspɛ rə ɡəs/


  1. (n) plant whose succulent young shoots are cooked and eaten as a vegetable
  2. (n) edible young shoots of the asparagus plant



  1. My refined sensibilities required only the best: fresh asparagus, Ben Jerry's ice cream, Sichuan and Hunan restaurants, ventless Italian suits.
  2. They served lovely Bloody Marys and a giant spread of eggs and meats and assorted asparagus dishes prepared by a white-coated chef.
  3. Green asparagus that is not green for 80% or more of its length Cucumbers that bend by a curve of more than 10 mm per 10 cm Cauliflower less than 11 cm in diameter.


  1. Spaghetti Carbonara with Asparagus and Crispy Salami

    Asparagus is paired with pasta and crispy salami for a delicious dish.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. Roasted Asparagus over Mixed Greens with Feta Dressing

    Asparagus and feta bring out the flavor of this salad.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  3. Asparagus Soup

    Heat/melt butter and olive oil in a 2-quart saucepan on medium heat; saute onion until softened (about 6 minutes), then add sliced asparagus and stir to coat in oil/butter.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: WTKR Norfolk

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