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Definition 1: either of two long roots eaten cooked - [noun denoting food]

(salsify is a kind of ...) any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers

(... is a kind of salsify ) long white salsify

(... is a kind of salsify ) long black salsify

Definition 2: Mediterranean biennial herb with long-stemmed heads of purple ray flowers and milky sap and long edible root; naturalized throughout United States - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for salsify in the sense of this definition

(salsify is a kind of ...) a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

(salsify is a part of ...) long white salsify

(salsify is a part of ...) edible root of the salsify plant

(... is a member of salsify) genus of Old World herbs with linear entire leaves and yellow or purple flower heads

Definition 3: edible root of the salsify plant - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for salsify in the sense of this definition

(salsify is a kind of ...) (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground

(... is part of salsify) Mediterranean biennial herb with long-stemmed heads of purple ray flowers and milky sap and long edible root; naturalized throughout United States

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