Definition of Oyster plant

1. Noun. Edible root of the salsify plant.

Exact synonyms: Salsify
Group relationships: Salsify, Tragopogon Porrifolius, Vegetable Oyster
Generic synonyms: Root



2. Noun. Mediterranean biennial herb with long-stemmed heads of purple ray flowers and milky sap and long edible root; naturalized throughout United States.
Exact synonyms: Salsify, Tragopogon Porrifolius, Vegetable Oyster
Terms within: Vegetable Oyster, Salsify
Group relationships: Genus Tragopogon, Tragopogon
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant

3. Noun. Long white salsify.
Exact synonyms: Vegetable Oyster
Generic synonyms: Salsify
Group relationships: Salsify, Tragopogon Porrifolius, Vegetable Oyster

Definition of Oyster plant

1. Noun. salsify ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oyster Plant

oyster beds
oyster catcher
oyster crab
oyster cracker
oyster crackers
oyster dressing
oyster drill
oyster drills
oyster farm
oyster farms
oyster fish
oyster fungus
oyster mushroom
oyster mushrooms
oyster park
oyster plant (current term)
oyster sauce
oyster shell
oyster shooter
oyster stew
oyster stuffing
oysterbed
oysterbeds
oystercatcher
oystercatchers
oystered
oysterer
oysterers
oysterfish
oystergreen

Literary usage of Oyster plant

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1. European and American Cuisine by Mrs. Gesine Knubel Lemcke, Gesine Lemcke (1914)
"oyster plant, Boiled.—Scrape and wash 1 bunch of oyster plant, drop them as soon as one is cleaned into 1 quart of cold water to which % gill of vinegar has ..."

2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"oyster plant is cooked in various ways : it is made into soup in imitation of oyster soup, ... Black oyster plant or black salsify is »cañonera Hispánica, ..."

3. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"In America no use is made of it of which we are aware. oyster plant, or ... A good, deep, mellow soil is needed for the cultivation of the oyster plant, ..."

4. The Home Cook Book: A Collection of Practical Receipts by Expert Cooks (1905)
"... Parsnips—Scalloped Parsnips—Stuffed Peppers—Sweet Peppers with Rice—Salsify or Oyster-Plant—Mock Oysters—To Boil Spinach—Frenched Spinach—Spinach with ..."

5. Mrs. Putnam's Receipt Book: And Young Housekeeper's Assistant by E. Putnam (1869)
"ANOTHER WAY. Cut them in slices, sprinkle on a little pepper; salt, and flour; fry in butter. oyster plant. ..."

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