Complete Definition of "asphodel"

Image:Asphodelus albus flower.jpg|thumb| white asphodel, '[albus|Asphodelus albus''''']
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Etymology
Greek, asphodelos

Noun
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  1. botany Flowering plants of the w:Asphodelaceae|Asphodelaceae family, especially w:Asphodelus|Asphodelus ramosus and w:Asphodelus albus|Asphodelus albus; the flowers of these plants.
  2. mythology The flower said to carpet Hades, and a favorite food of the dead.

#:Her hand he seis'd, and to a shadie bank,
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Thick overhead with verdant roof imbowr'd
#:He led her nothing loath; Flours were the Couch,
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Pansies, and Violets, and Asphodel,
#:And Hyacinth, Earths freshest softest lap. -- John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 9.
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Italian: asfodelo m
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Serbian: zlatoglav m

Category:Flowers

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