Chinese artichoke


Definition of Chinese artichoke

: a hardy perennial (Stachys sieboldii) native to China and Japan that is cultivated for its crisp edible tubers eaten either raw or cooked

called also chorogi, crosnes, Japanese artichoke, knotroot

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“Chinese artichoke.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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