noun, plural sal·si·fies.
Origin of salsify
Examples from the Web for salsify
Mrs. Salsify now began to regard Dick with different eyes, as what prudent mother would not?
Mrs. Salsify looked up to a peg on which she had hung six nicely-dressed chickens the night before.
Salsify is commonly known as 'Vegetable Oyster,' and is an excellent component of a Salad.
Cook some salsify until tender, slice it into quarters lengthways, and cut it into 3-in.A Comprehensive Guide-Book to Natural, Hygienic and Humane Diet|Sydney H. Beard
"Thank you," said Amy taking the bunch of keys from Mrs. Salsify's hand.
British Dictionary definitions for salsify
noun plural -fies
Word Origin for salsify
Word Origin and History for salsify
biennial plant, 1710, from French salsifis, earlier sercifi, sassify (16c.), probably from Italian erba salsifica, from Old Italian salsifica, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Latin sal "salt" + fricare "to rub."