ar·​ti·​choke | \ ˈär-tə-ˌchōk How to pronounce artichoke (audio) \

Definition of artichoke

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Fold in sour cream, dried spinach and artichoke hearts. Karen Elizabeth Watts, Dallas News, "How to create a ‘frycuterie’ board with 6 creative dips for your Super Bowl party," 28 Jan. 2020 Extra-special fillings such as pesto chicken, mac and cheese, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, feta, smoked cheddar and meatballs cost $1.50 each. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "All calzones all the time at new Sauce on the Side restaurant in downtown Indianapolis," 23 Jan. 2020 Mario's 12-style pizza arsenal also boasts a Veggie ($11, $17) with some clever toppings, including sautéed cauliflower, artichoke and spinach. Matt Wake |, al, "A hot local Huntsville pizza delivery for cold nights," 23 Jan. 2020 Classics such as the artichoke and foie gras terrine or roasted venison are revisited and enhanced. Washington Post, "In Lyon, a new museum celebrates a longstanding culinary tradition," 10 Jan. 2020 Guests dined on artichoke salads, lemon chicken and branzino with tiramisu for dessert. Lindzi Scharf,, "On the night before the Oscars, the stars shine bright at the Charles Finch and Chanel dinner," 4 Mar. 2018 Best-selling pizzas include a namesake Artichoke pie (artichoke hearts, spinach, cream sauce, mozzarella and pecorino romano) and classic Sicilian and margherita styles. Leeanne Griffin,, "Artichoke Basille’s Pizza opens in downtown Hartford," 10 Dec. 2019 According to documents obtained by Town & Country, the menu consisted of popular dishes of the time, including Atlantic pompano amandine, roast squab, artichoke with vegetable puree, and a hearts of palm salad with Brie. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "The True Story of Princess Margaret's Evening with Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House," 18 Nov. 2019 Asparagus-like artichoke stems and red pepper round out the sweet-spicy plate. The Know, The Denver Post, "Review: Fortune Wok to Table, a hidden gem in Cherry Creek, is best enjoyed at lunch," 18 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of artichoke

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for artichoke

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

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The first known use of artichoke was in 1530

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10 Feb 2020

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“Artichoke.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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Kids Definition of artichoke

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

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