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noun 
  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,
Thick overhead with verdant roof imbowr'd
He led her nothing loath; Flours were the Couch,
Pansies, and Violets, and Asphodel,
And Hyacinth, Earths freshest softest lap. -- John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 9.
Translations: 
  • Italian: asfodelo
Etymology: Greek, asphodelos


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