Definition of white asparagus in English:

white asparagus

noun

  • 1A small evergreen shrub with whitish stems, Asparagus albus (family Asparagaceae), native to parts of southern Europe and North Africa.

  • 2Shoots of edible asparagus (A. officinalis) blanched by cultivation in the absence of light (usually by being earthed up).

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Talbot Dillon (1734–1806), traveller and historian.