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Lad hopes to move plant (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

asphodel

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Here is my best explanation:

'plant' is the definition.
The answer is an example.

'lad hopes to move' is the wordplay.
'to move' is an anagram indicator.
'lad'+'hopes'='ladhopes'
'ladhopes' with letters rearranged gives 'ASPHODEL'.

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

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

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