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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Those baked oysters, crusted with artichoke and spinach and meant to be eaten off a hunk of crusty bread, calmed the sprout craving.
Red, White, and Blue Pasta Salad Make the pasta this weekend, then add in all the fixings—red bell peppers, onions, olives, and artichoke hearts—
Dishes include marinated olives, grilled artichoke, cod fritters with spinach aioli, pork skewers and lamb, finished with a cheese course with fig and honey.
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The drinks menu, too, draws on Israeli produce: An artichoke julep, for example, is made with sharp Cynar liqueur and pink grapefruit juice.
As the crispy artichoke hearts were served, Cookie Monster appeared on stage with talk show host John Oliver to auction -- what else -- a giant chocolate chip cookie.
Waren Leruth's elegant West Bank restaurant was legendary for its original French-Creole cooking, like oyster artichoke soup and sautéed soft-shelled crabs with with lump crab meat.
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Origin and Etymology of artichoke
Italian dialect articiocco, ultimately from Arabic al-khurshūf the artichoke
First Known Use: 1530See Words from the same year
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Definition of artichoke for Students
: the immature flower head of a Mediterranean plant that is cooked and eaten as a vegetable
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