asparagus

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English[edit]

Bundles of green and white asparagus

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin asparagus, sparagus, from Ancient Greek ἀσπάραγος (aspáragos), variant of ἀσφάραγος (aspháragos). Displaced Old English eorþnafola.

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Noun[edit]

asparagus (plural asparagus or asparaguses or asparagusses or asparagi)

  1. Any of various perennial plants of the genus Asparagus having leaflike stems, scalelike leaves, and small flowers.
    Synonyms: sparrowgrass, sparagus, sparagrass
  2. The young shoots of Asparagus officinalis eaten as a vegetable.
  3. (color) A green colour, like that of an asparagus.
    asparagus:  

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Also found in Medieval Latin. From Ancient Greek ἀσπάραγος (aspáragos), variant of ἀσφάραγος (aspháragos).

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Noun[edit]

asparagus m (genitive asparagī); second declension

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

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative asparagus asparagī
Genitive asparagī asparagōrum
Dative asparagō asparagīs
Accusative asparagum asparagōs
Ablative asparagō asparagīs
Vocative asparage asparagī

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References[edit]

  • asparagus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • asparagus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • asparagus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French asparagus

Noun[edit]

asparagus m (plural asparaguși)

  1. asparagus

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