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salsify (Oyster plant, vegetable oyster) Long, white, tapering root of the biennial plant Tragopogon porrifolius. Black salsify is the root of the hardy perennial, Scorzonera hispanica (sometimes used roasted as coffee substitute).

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salsify (oyster plant, vegetable oyster) Hardy biennial plant with a taproot. It is grown as a vegetable and prized for its oyster-like flavour. Height: to 1.2m (4ft). Family Asteraceae/Compositae; species Tragopogon porrifolius.

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salsify purple goatsbeard, Tragopogon porrifolius. XVIII. — F. salsifis — It. †salsefica (mod. sassefrica); of unkn. orig.

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salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius) See COMPOSITAE.