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Definitions of: ASPARAGUS
- (n.) A genus of perennial plants belonging to the natural order Liliaceae, and having erect much branched stems, and very slender branchlets which are sometimes mistaken for leaves. Asparagus racemosus is a shrubby climbing plant with fragrant flowers. Specifically: The Asparagus officinalis, a species cultivated in gardens.
- (n.) The young and tender shoots of A. officinalis, which form a valuable and well-known article of food.