- any of several plants of the genus Narthecium, of the lily family, having yellowish flowers and growing in boggy places.
Origin of bog asphodel
First recorded in 1880–85
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- 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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