climbing asparagus

climbing asparagus
/klaɪmɪŋ əˈspærəgəs/ (say kluyming uh'sparuhguhs)

noun
a perennial woody climber, Asparagus plumosus, with thorny stems and feathery fern-like leaves; native to South Africa and now a weed in Australia.
Also, asparagus.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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