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 Highlights include Dungeness crab-artichoke dip and a meyer lemon tart with raspberry meringue. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, "15 Bay Area restaurants serving Easter specials, from brunch spreads to roast lamb," 26 Mar. 2021 Jaber Hmeidat says his sons, ages 9 and 12, left their home in the hills south of Hebron earlier this week to forage for akoub, a wild artichoke-like vegetable that is currently in season. Saphora Smith, NBC News, "Video shows Israeli forces detain Palestinian boys. They say they went foraging for vegetables.," 12 Mar. 2021 Through Hsiung’s camera, its components become totemic, almost erotic: the tapered neck of the artichoke, the smooth flesh of the fish. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, "The Escapism and Camaraderie of a Zoom Cooking Class," 17 Mar. 2021 For a case in point, Home Bistro offers this savory dish: Lemon-Caper Piccata Steak with Roasted Garlic Marble Potatoes and Tunisian Cauliflower Gratin with a zesty artichoke-lemon butter sauce. Erica Puisis, Forbes, "The Best Meal Delivery Services: Prepped Meals For Every Diet & Preference," 24 Feb. 2021 Our thoughts: This dip is packed with plenty of veggies -- spinach, artichoke and onions -- all of which retained their fresh flavor, in a rich and creamy cheese sauce. cleveland, "What’s the best frozen appetizers from store brands at Walmart, Target, Trader Joe’s, Aldi, Whole Foods? Taste test results," 7 Feb. 2021 As Peter Rowe puts it, treating ME/CFS is like peeling an artichoke. New York Times, "What If You Never Get Better From Covid-19?," 21 Jan. 2021 Place artichoke hearts, then strips of red pepper over the meats. New York Times, "Downscale Your Super Bowl Spread," 30 Jan. 2021 Outside the beds, 5-year-old artichoke plants thrive in the front garden. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Three gardeners find purpose in growing their own produce during pandemic," 12 Dec. 2020

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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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9 Apr 2021

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“Artichoke.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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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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