Jerusalem artichoke

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

Definition of Jerusalem artichoke

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

Origin and Etymology of jerusalem artichoke

Jerusalem by folk etymology from Italian girasole girasole


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