a broad name for a plant for the genus Asphodelus The asphodels are robust perennial flowers several types of that are developed for the beauty of the plants
- any of various chiefly Mediterranean flowers associated with genera Asphodeline and Asphodelus having linear leaves and racemes of white or pink or yellow flowers
- A general name for a plant of genus Asphodelus. The asphodels are robust perennial plants, a few species of which are cultivated for the beauty of their plants.
late 14c., from Latin asphodelus, from Greek asphodelos "asphodel, master's spear, plant for the lily type," that will be of not known origin (see daffodil). It absolutely was the peculiar plant of dead; and in Greek mythology and English poetic use it overspreads the Elysian meadows.To embathe In nectared lavers strewed with asphodel. [Milton, "Comus," 1634]
(n.) A broad title for a plant of genus Asphodelus. The asphodels are sturdy perennial flowers, a number of types of that are developed for the beauty of these plants.
In Greek legend the asphodel is the most famous of the plants connected with the dead and the underworld.