Definition of Spanish oyster plant

1. Noun. A golden thistle of southwestern Europe cultivated for its edible sweet roots and edible leaves and stalks; its yellow flowers are used as a substitute for saffron.

Exact synonyms: Scolymus Hispanicus
Generic synonyms: Golden Thistle

Lexicographical Neighbors of Spanish Oyster Plant

Spanish ham
Spanish heath
Spanish influenza
Spanish iris
Spanish lime
Spanish lime tree
Spanish mackerel
Spanish monetary unit
Spanish moss
Spanish oak
Spanish omelet
Spanish omelets
Spanish omelette
Spanish omelettes
Spanish onion
Spanish oyster plant (current term)
Spanish paprika
Spanish people
Spanish peseta
Spanish pointer
Spanish practices
Spanish psyllium
Spanish rice
Spanish tamarind
Spanish tea
Spanish walk
Spanishness
Spansule
Sparaxis
Sparaxis tricolor

Literary usage of Spanish oyster plant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"3580) is the vegetable known as golden thistle or Spanish oyster plant. ... Intro, into Calif. the Spanish oyster plant, aside from affording a variety in ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"The particular value of the Spanish oyster plant, aside from affording a variety in the kitchen garden, is its large size and productiveness as compared ..."

3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1875)
"It is cultivated in the same manner as the other, and is put to the same uses; its flavor is preferred by many. — Spanish oyster plant is ..."

4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"It is cultivated in the same manner as the other, and is put to the same uses ; its flavor is preferred by many. —Spanish oyster plant is ..."

5. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"... L. Spanish Oyster-plant. Compositae. Thistle-like plants. About 4 species, Mediterranean region; 1 nat. in US (a) S. ..."

6. The Market Assistant: Containing a Brief Description of Every Article of by Thomas Farrington De Voe (1867)
"There are one or two more species, one of which, called Scolymus or Spanish oyster-plant, the roots of ..."

7. Salads and Sauces by Thomas Jefferson Murrey (1884)
"... or Spanish Oyster-Plant, is cultivated extensively for its roots ; it is served in the same manner as common oyster-plant. They have a pleasant, ..."

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