Origin of asphodel
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Asphodel, as′fo-del, n. a kind of lily—in Greek mythology, the peculiar plant of the dead.
He was roused from his troubled thoughts by seeing Miss Asphodel Vincent coming along the walk towards him.A Book of Ghosts|Sabine Baring-Gould
A dog in the North Country is surely qualifying for some canine heaven in the asphodel meadows.The New North|Agnes Deans Cameron
At his elbow is a great un-English, unwintry nosegay of asphodel and iris.Alas!|Rhoda Broughton
You walked as if you were treading on asphodel, and you carried your head as if you'd bought the whole world.The Woman's Way|Charles Garvice
British Dictionary definitions for asphodel
Word Origin for asphodel
Word Origin and History for asphodel
late 14c., from Latin asphodelus, from Greek asphodelos "asphodel, king's spear," of unknown origin (see daffodil). Taken in poetic use for a mythical deathless flower that overspreads the Elysian meadows.
To embathe In nectared lavers strewed with asphodel. [Milton, "Comus," 1634]