Definition of black salsify in US English:

black salsify


  • another term for scorzonera
    • ‘I have cooked black salsify before - it has been described as tasting like an oyster but I think it tastes more like a cooked radish.’
    • ‘The young leaves of black salsify are also edible, but at present, do not appear on the vegetable in markets.’
    • ‘I learned that the Netherlands is one of the largest producers of black salsify, so I guess you might have to get used to seeing it in your vegetable subscription.’
    • ‘With Jerusalem artichokes and black salsify only a few pieces of roots left in the ground are sufficient to guarantee a profuse harvest the next year.’
    • ‘I picked out a nice bunch of black salsify from the left of this basket.’