Definition of oyster plant in English:

oyster plant


  • 1

    another term for salsify

    • ‘The flavor is complex, bitter and sweet, with hints of artichoke heart, celery, and oyster plant.’
    • ‘Surprisingly, the lovely Acanthus mollis, or oyster plant, can bravely withstand regular blizzards of camphor leaves and even thrives in their mulch.’
    • ‘I squat and rest my palm beside a tiny flowering oyster plant.’
  • 2A blue-flowered thick-leaved creeping plant of the borage family, native to northern Europe and growing chiefly on stony beaches.

    Mertensia maritima, family Boraginaceae