- asphodel (n.)
- late 14c., from Latin asphodelus, from Greek asphodelos "asphodel, king's spear, plant of the lily kind," of unknown origin (see daffodil). It was the peculiar plant of the dead; and in Greek mythology and English poetic use it overspreads the Elysian meadows.
To embathe In nectared lavers strewed with asphodel. [Milton, "Comus," 1634]