Spanish oyster plant

Spanish oyster plant

noun
a composite plant, Scolymus hispanicus, of southern Europe, having spiny, thistlelike leaf margins, small yellow flowers, and an edible root.
Also called golden thistle.
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spanish oyster plant

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 
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