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Lad hopes to move plant (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

asphodel

Here is my best explanation:

'plant' is the definition.

The answer is an example.

'lad hopes to move' is the subsidiary indication.

'to move' indicates an anagram.

'lad'+'hopes'='ladhopes'

'ladhopes' anagrammed gives 'asphodel'.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for asphodel that I've seen before include "Plant of lily family - lop heads (anag)", "Lad hopes (anag) - flower", "Flower of lily family - old heaps (anag)", "Shop deal (anag.)", "Lily", "Lily-like plant, the flower of death to ancient Greeks" and "Old shape (anag) - plant".)

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