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artichoke

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noun ar·ti·choke \ˈär-tə-ˌchōk\

Definition of artichoke

  1. 1 :  a tall Mediterranean composite herb (Cynara scolymus) resembling a thistle with coarse pinnately incised leaves; also :  its edible immature flower head which is cooked as a vegetable

  2. 2 :  jerusalem artichoke



Origin of artichoke

Italian dialect articiocco, ultimately from Arabic al-khurshūf the artichoke


First Known Use: 1530


ARTICHOKE Defined for Kids

artichoke

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noun ar·ti·choke \ˈär-tə-ˌchōk\

Definition of artichoke for Students

  1. :  the immature flower head of a Mediterranean plant that is cooked and eaten as a vegetable





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