artichoke

noun
ar·​ti·​choke | \ ˈär-tə-ˌchōk \

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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The food emphasizes creative takes on Italian classics, like a scampi crudo with artichoke hearts and burrata, cacio e pepe pasta with sea urchin, and pork with celery and cherries soaked in Armagnac. Laura Itzkowitz, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Rome," 5 Mar. 2018 Ingredients: 1 oz Cynar (PS: Cynar is a bitter aperitif made with artichoke that has richer flavors of chicory, coffee, and chocolate) 1 oz Punt e Mes ½ oz Fresh orange juice 1 tsp. Talia Abbas, SELF, "How to Throw a Laid-Back Holiday Party at Home, from the Team at A Summer Day Cafe," 6 Dec. 2018 July’s dinner begins with a pickled artichoke and heirloom melon salad, followed by a main course of red snapper and New England clam bake (lobster, mussels, scallops and shrimp). Jay Jones, latimes.com, "Only on Sunday: In Las Vegas, here are three dishes you can't get any other day," 10 July 2018 There’s a variety, the romanesco artichoke, that grows to modest dimensions; once trimmed, the heart is the size of a kumquat. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "The Perfect Accompaniment to a Negroni," 19 June 2018 Recommended Dishes Blowfish à la diable; oysters and chipolatas; brouillade with snails; duck frites; rotisserie lobster; calf’s liver; artichoke tagine; mille-feuille; chocolate palette. New York Times, "It’s Not Fake French, It’s Frenchette," 10 July 2018 Burgers like the Abe Froman topped with knockwurst, The Sophia Loren with mozzarella and artichoke pesto and The G.O.A.T. with goat cheese and spicy candied bacon, all served on pretzel buns. Shonda Talerico Dudlicek, Naperville Sun, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Empire Burgers & Brew in Naperville," 8 July 2018 Artichoke One medium artichoke contains six grams of fiber and only 60 calories. Aarti Sanan, Redbook, "Wedding Dress Challenge: Time for Super Foods," 21 Mar. 2012 Meanwhile, halve artichoke hearts and brown, cut sides down, in 1 tablespoon oil on medium-high, 3 minutes. Lower heat to medium; toss with 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Chicken with Creamy Spinach and Artichokes," 24 Apr. 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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artichoke

noun
ar·​ti·​choke | \ ˈär-tə-ˌchōk \

Kids Definition of artichoke

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

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