oyster plant definition

  • noun:
    • See salsify.
    • salsify
    • A plant on the seacoast of Northern European countries, America and Asia (Mertensia maritima), the new leaves of which have actually a powerful flavor of oysters.
    • The sea-lungwort, Mertensia maritima, whose leaves have an oyster flavor.
    • The goat's beard or salsify, Tragopogon porrifolius. See salsify. Also called vegetable oyster.
    • edible base of the salsify plant
    • long white salsify
    • Mediterranean biennial herb with long-stemmed heads of purple ray flowers and milky sap and lengthy edible root; naturalized throughout usa

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