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Jerusalem artichoke

noun Je·ru·sa·lem artichoke \jə-ˌrü-s(ə-)ləm-, -ˌrüz-ləm-, -ˈrü-zə-\

Definition of JERUSALEM ARTICHOKE

:  a perennial sunflower (Helianthus tuberosus) of the United States and Canada widely cultivated for its tubers that are used as a vegetable and as a livestock feed; also :  its tubers

Origin of JERUSALEM ARTICHOKE

Jerusalem by folk etymology from Italian girasole girasole
First Known Use: 1639

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