asperge

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See also: aspergé and aspèrge

English[edit]

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asperge (third-person singular simple present asperges, present participle asperging, simple past and past participle asperged)

  1. (transitive) To sprinkle.
    • 1877, John David Chambers, Divine worship in England in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries contrasted and adapted to that of the nineteenth
      First let him go up to the principal Altar and asperge it on every side.

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French asperge, from Medieval Latin asparagus, sparagus, from Ancient Greek ἀσπάραγος (aspáragos).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ɑs.ˈpɛr.ʒə/
  • Hyphenation: as‧per‧ge

Noun[edit]

asperge f (plural asperges, diminutive aspergetje n)

  1. asparagus (plant, vegetable)

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin asparagus, from Ancient Greek ἀσπάραγος (aspáragos).

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Noun[edit]

asperge f (plural asperges)

  1. asparagus (plant, vegetable)
  2. (informal) A tall, thin person; a beanpole.
    • 1926, Marcel Aymé, Brûlebois, Éditions Gallimard, chap. II, 1975 ed., p. 25
      — Tiens, disait-il à Charles, entre le rôti et la salade, ne me parle pas de tes asperges d'aujourd'hui, ça n'a ni cul, ni corsage. Quand j'étais jeune homme, ah! oui, il y avait du plaisir. Tu pouvais mettre les mains, tu tenais quelque chose.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

asperge

  1. third-person singular present indicative of aspergere

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

asperge

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of aspergō