asparagus means: An upright vegetable that has small scale-like leaves on the stalk. The top is capped with a few small leaves. The tender stalks tend to be younger and have a mildly pungent, bitter taste, a light green color, and a purple-tinged tips. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does asparagus mean?

The tender, young shoots of this plant Asparagus Officinalis As a vegetable. (in Merlin Dictionary)

One of many perennial plants in the genus Asparagus From Eurasia, Africa with leaflike stems and scalelike leaves and small flowers. (in Merlin Dictionary)