noun. any of various chiefly Mediterranean plants of the genera Asphodeline and Asphodelus having linear leaves and racemes of white or pink or yellow flowers.
- king's spear
- yellow asphodel
- family Liliaceae
- lily family
- liliaceous plant
- Jacob's rod
- ἀσφόδελος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Example sentences of the word asphodel
1. Noun, singular or mass
Indigenous to the Mediterranean and Asia, asphodel begins to blossom aromatic yellow and white flowers in late spring and continues to produce flowers into the early summer.