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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Olives and artichokes are the perfect pair on citrusy noodles. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Lemony Artichoke Linguine with Olives," 29 Apr. 2019 Ludlow Liquors is playing host, working with Bacchanal’s team to serve dishes like roasted mushroom and artichoke with ricotta, citrus and herbs, or grilled octopus with saffron aioli, capers and grapefruit. Grace Wong,, "Try food and wine from a visiting New Orleans restaurant, plus check out a Pilsen bar giving back to immigrant community groups," 28 June 2018 Room service isn't available, but hit the aforementioned resto for Asian twists on traditional Italian (think: grilled artichoke with chili salt and aioli, and whole branzino in coconut broth) for a pleasantly surprising, outstanding dinner. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "Best New Hotels in the World," 1 May 2018 Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, 15, picked up the artichoke, olive and tapenade roll from the chain’s Heathrow Terminal 5 outlet before going on holiday, the hearing was told. Fox News, "Teen with severe allergy died after eating baguette with hidden sesame seeds, family claims," 24 Sep. 2018 Try the artichoke and sunchoke crostino with ricotta and truffle ($4 per piece) and the gnocchetti con pesto with pinenuts and basil ($15). Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "A guide to eating 2017 James Beard Award-winning food in Chicago," 24 June 2017 Peel off and discard the tough outer leaves of the artichokes. Mary Dellas, The Cut, "Recipes From Fashion’s Favorite Family Dinner Party," 26 Apr. 2018 The friendly, hyper knowledgable guides will lead you down alleys in search of Testaccio's greatest artichokes (washed down with some Campari) as well as the city's top gelato. Maresa Manara, Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Best Tours in Rome," 4 Mar. 2018 Top with groupings of artichokes, fava beans, potatoes, eggs, salami, and olives. Sunset, "Composed Mediterranean Salad," 22 Jan. 2018

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

Kids Definition of artichoke

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

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