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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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 Prepping an artichoke can be intimidating the first go-around. Claire Perez,, "How to prep artichokes," 10 Mar. 2018 The expansive patio is fenced off with citrus trees, tomato plants, artichokes and other vegetables, flowers and herbs. Michael Bauer,, "Stem Kitchen and Garden in Mission Bay: Go before it’s ‘discovered’," 12 July 2018 On the menu: Among the eight appetizers are crab cakes in puffed pastry, spinach and artichoke dip, and shrimp scampi. Myrna Petlicki, Lake County News-Sun, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Reflections Restaurant & Lounge in Lake Villa," 7 July 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 \

Kids Definition of artichoke

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

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