any plant of the genus Asparagus, of the lily family, especially A. officianalis, cultivated for its edible shoots.
the shoots, eaten as a vegetable.
- as·pa·rag·i·nous [as-puh-raj-uh-nuhs], /ˌæs pəˈrædʒ ə nəs/, adjective
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How to use asparagus in a sentence
The pickled lemon strips are a great example of an easy way to add a last-second brightness — over the top of, say, a plate of roasted asparagus or broccoli or fish tacos.Homemade condiments, dressings and toppings are a pathway to fast, flavorful cooking | Todd Kliman | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
The book recounts, in part, the British writer’s romance with a Sardinian chef, with whom she forages for wild asparagus and prepares family recipes.Take a culinary journey with these new travel-inspired cookbooks | Jen Rose Smith | January 22, 2021 | Washington Post
How to braise vegetables and bring out their best flavorsIn starting your mashing journey, we recommend avoiding stringy vegetables that could negatively impact the texture of the finished dish, such as asparagus or celery.Potatoes aren’t the only vegetables you should be mashing | Aaron Hutcherson | January 20, 2021 | Washington Post
In theory, you can braise practically anything, even more delicate items, such as asparagus and peas.How to braise vegetables and bring out their best flavors | Aaron Hutcherson | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Often prepared in a similar way to steak, cactus leaves have a mild, grassy flavor that is sometimes compared to asparagus, and their green and vegetable notes work well with those of roasted garlic puree.There’s a science to food pairing, and you can learn it here | Peter Coucquyt, Bernard Lahousse, and Johan Langenbick | October 22, 2020 | Popular-Science
How is life worth living without spinach, tender asparagus, or purple-sprouting broccoli?
A fifth of Brits had never tried asparagus and even fewer had tried figs or prunes.
I lived for my packages from home of eggplants and asparagus and tomatoes and broccoli and elephant garlic.Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison | Daniel Genis | June 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The U.S. is one of Ecuador's largest customers, buying cut flowers, asparagus, minerals, and Pacific tuna fish.Ecuador Needs U.S. Aid. Will They Risk It All with Snowden? | Mac Margolis | June 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Add the green beans, peas, lima beans, asparagus, fava beans, and 1/2 cup water to the pan.
Allow the mixture to simmer in a hot oven and serve with fresh asparagus cut before breakfast.
Annie was directing the boy who had been helping her cut asparagus to carry the baskets up where Ruth was sitting.Fidelity | Susan Glaspell
Her own work lagged, watching Annie as with quick, sure motions she made the asparagus into bunches for market.Fidelity | Susan Glaspell
When I brought on the asparagus, he said that in Poland they put burnt bread crumbs into drawn-butter sauce.Paris Vistas | Helen Davenport Gibbons
As an article of food, asparagus, in moderation, is both wholesome and nutritious.
British Dictionary definitions for asparagus
any Eurasian liliaceous plant of the genus Asparagus, esp the widely cultivated A. officinalis, having small scaly or needle-like leaves
the succulent young shoots of A. officinalis, which may be cooked and eaten
asparagus fern a fernlike species of asparagus, A. plumosus, native to southern Africa
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