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As·par·a·gus

(as-par'ă-gŭs),
A genus of plants of the family Liliaceae. Asparagus officinalis is an edible vegetable, the rhizome and roots of which, together with the young edible shoots, were used as a diuretic.
[L. fr. G. asparagos]

As·par·a·gus

(ă-spar'ă-gŭs)
A genus of plants of the family Liliaceae. A. officinalis is an edible vegetable, the rhizome and roots of which, together with the young edible shoots, were used as a diuretic.
Synonym(s): sparrowgrass.
[L. fr. G. asparagos]

asparagus (·sparˑ··gs),

n Latin name:
Asparagus officinalis; part used: roots; uses: diuretic, laxative, clearing of sediment from the bladder, urinary tract irritation; precautions: allergies.

as·par·a·gus

(ă-spar'ă-gŭs)
Asparagus officinalis is an edible vegetable, the rhizome and roots of which, together with the young edible shoots, have been used as a diuretic.
[L. fr. G. asparagos]
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