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bog asphodel

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noun

any of several plants of the genus Narthecium, of the lily family, having yellowish flowers and growing in boggy places.

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Origin of bog asphodel

First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for bog asphodel

bog asphodel

noun

either of two liliaceous plants, Narthecium ossifragum of Europe or N. americanum of North America, that grow in boggy places and have small yellow flowers and grasslike leaves
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