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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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The Campanas opened Wild Asparagus on Applebee Street in Barrington in 2010 and grew it to become the villages largest caterer with about 75 employees.
My failure should not discourage any nascent weed-eaters or blossom boilers, I'll still recommend Euell Gibbons' several books, particularly S talking the Wild Asparagus and Stalking the Healthful Herbs, available in the parish (that's "county," for you non-Louisianians) library or at any garage sale.
In Mediterranean countries, wild asparagus is very popular and grows wherever it can find a footing.
According to a police report, the man, Petros Costis Vasili, father of four, had gone to the Latouros area between the villages of Ayios Theodoros and Alaminos, Larnaca, to collect wild asparagus.
For the main, a Borders lamb rump, wild asparagus and garlic fricassee was good, assisted ably by a fine glass of white Burgundy.
In Italy during the month of March, we climb the mountainsides looking for wild asparagus, where it grows in abundance.
The wild parsnip, however, is like wild asparagus in this respect: it is identical to its cultivated counterpart because it is descended directly from it, and nothing different needs to be said about its identification or use in the kitchen.
The brown hare, red squirrel, grey partridge, great-crested newt, medicinal leech, wild asparagus and fen orchid are just some of the better known species on the list.
On my visit with two friends, there was a sensationally light and delicately fresh filo-covered croustade of Newlyn crab and lobster, spinach, pickled lemon and lemon and lime basils with a sweetly invigorating and colourful gazpacho coulis - with three sprigs of wild asparagus for good measure.
Mushrooms have become one of his signature dishes using three types, Oyster, white, and Portobello mixed with wild asparagus and spinach then pan fried with spring onions and fresh mint.