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vegetable oyster

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Definition of vegetable oyster in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The edible root of salsify, the taste of which is said to resemble that of oysters.
Example sentences
  • It is also known as white salsify, goatsbeard, vegetable oyster, and the oyster plant.
  • Place a second layer of crumbs and the remainder of the vegetable oysters in the dish, and sprinkle again with salt and pepper.
  • Salsify is called vegetable oyster because of its faint oyster-like flavor.

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