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 This mild, artichoke-reminiscent flavor pairs extremely well with a variety of different pasta sauces, Naar says. Audrey Bruno, SELF, 11 June 2022 The Warwick menu features The Dip—a version of Houston's spinach-artichoke dip—as well as twists on the Hawaiian ribeye and the Thai noodle salad. Emma Balter, Chron, 29 Apr. 2022 Immediately afterwards, guests gathered at the top of the lawn for champagne, tuna wasabi on crispy wontons, herbed artichoke and Parmesan rolls, and other hors d'oeuvres. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, 28 Apr. 2022 The unique ingredients in this face wash doesn’t stop there; vitamin P triggers blood circulation creating a warming and relaxing sensation on the skin when massaged, while the artichoke leaf extract reduces pore size and brightens the skin. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 May 2022 Jewish Currents California artichoke pizza empanadillas recipe. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2022 An a la carte Mother’s Day brunch will feature items that include artichoke agnolotti and Croque Madame. San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Apr. 2022 Once the rough leaves are delicately trimmed with a cobbler's knife, the artichoke is dipped twice in frying oil at different temperatures. Silvia Marchetti, CNN, 26 Apr. 2022 An accord of roses adds a unique spin to the artichoke for a touch of floral sweetness, with iris to complete the blend. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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