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.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Spanish Oyster Plant
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, ..."