Definition of oyster plant in English:

oyster plant

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noun

  • 1 another term for salsify.
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    • The flavor is complex, bitter and sweet, with hints of artichoke heart, celery, and oyster plant.
    • Surprisingly, the lovely Acanthus mollis, or oyster plant, can bravely withstand regular blizzards of camphor leaves and even thrives in their mulch.
    • I squat and rest my palm beside a tiny flowering oyster plant.
  • 2A blue-flowered thick-leaved creeping plant of the borage family, native to northern Europe and growing chiefly on stony beaches.
    • Mertensia maritima, family Boraginaceae

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