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- n. A herb from southern Europe, of the genus Scorzonera, having yellow flowers and edible carrot-shaped roots; black salsify.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of composite plants, of the tribe Cichoriaceæ, type of the subtribe Scorzonereæ.
- n. [lowercase] A plant of this genus.
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- n. perennial south European herb having narrow entire leaves and solitary yellow flower heads and long black edible roots shaped like carrots
- n. long black salsify
From Italian scorzonera, probably from scorzone ("venemous snake"). (Wiktionary)