asparagus

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English[edit]

Bundles of green and white asparagus
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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin asparagus, sparagus, from Ancient Greek ἀσπάραγος (aspáragos). Replaced earlier Old English sparagi, from Medieval Latin, later sperage, sparrowgrass.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

asparagus (plural asparagus or asparaguses)

  1. Any of various perennial plants of the genus Asparagus having leaflike stems, scalelike leaves, and small flowers.
  2. The young shoots of Asparagus officinalis eaten as a vegetable.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Also found in Medieval Latin. From Ancient Greek ἀσπάραγος (aspáragos).

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Noun[edit]

asparagus m (genitive asparagī); second declension

  1. asparagus; shoot, sprout-like asparagus, samphire

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative asparagus asparagī
genitive asparagī asparagōrum
dative asparagō asparagīs
accusative asparagum asparagōs
ablative asparagō asparagīs
vocative asparage asparagī

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