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Meaning of ASPHODEL

Pronunciation:  'asfu`del

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any of various chiefly Mediterranean plants of the genera Asphodeline and Asphodelus having linear leaves and racemes of white or pink or yellow flowers
 

ASPHODEL is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: Asphodeline lutea, family Liliaceae, Jacob's rod, king's spear, Liliaceae, liliaceous plant, lily family, yellow asphodel

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\As"pho*del\, n. [L. asphodelus, Gr. ?. See
{Daffodil}.] (Bot.)
A general name for a plant of the genus {Asphodelus}. The
asphodels are hardy perennial plants, several species of
which are cultivated for the beauty of their flowers.

Note: The name is also popularly given to species of other
      genera. The asphodel of the early English and French
      poets was the daffodil. The asphodel of the Greek poets
      is supposed to be the {Narcissus poeticus}. --Dr.
      Prior.

            Pansies, and violets, and asphodel. --Milton.

 

 

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