1. [ noun ] (botany) Mediterranean biennial herb with long-stemmed heads of purple ray flowers and milky sap and long edible root; naturalized throughout United States
Synonyms: vegetable_oyster Tragopogon_porrifolius oyster_plant
Related terms: herb Tragopogon oyster_plant
2. [ noun ] (botany) edible root of the salsify plant
Synonyms: oyster_plant
Related terms: root
3. [ noun ] (chemistry,food) either of two long roots eaten cooked
Related terms: root_vegetable scorzonera oyster_plant
Similar spelling:   Salsbury