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

Examples of artichoke in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Turkey Gumbo With Artichokes And Andouille A leftover Thanksgiving turkey carcass brings big flavor in this gumbo recipe, packed with Andouille sausage and artichokes for a hearty bite. Julie Giuffrida, Los Angeles Times, 19 Nov. 2023 Attendees were also offered an assortment of hors d’oeuvres, which included shrimp and avocado lettuce wraps, artichoke tarts, and jamón serrano bikinis. Tatiana Tenreyro, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Sep. 2023 Enter these chicken artichoke melts, which are full of exciting flavor and juiciness but require hardly any effort. Ellie Krieger, Washington Post, 7 Sep. 2023 Pizza options include black truffle mushroom, BBQ chicken, artichoke pesto and crispy chicken parmesan. Endia Fontanez, The Arizona Republic, 15 June 2023 In another photo, Thornton-Allan dug into a massive steamed artichoke with a pad of butter on the side before the group moved to a large platter of fraises de bois, or wild strawberries with cream. Sam Burros, Peoplemag, 17 Aug. 2023 Arrange artichokes, heads of lettuce, and lotus pods in similar colored vases, or use dry split peas as a vase filler. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Oct. 2023 Some staples were my dad’s blueberry pancakes, challah French toast, salmon, pesto pasta, artichokes, and, of course, a ’90s staple: cinnamon toast. Bon Appétit Contributor, Bon Appétit, 20 Oct. 2023 Those include a decadent hen-egg custard topped with surf clams in a scallion emulsion and Kaluga caviar, as well as a tender, almost salmon-like piece of trout alongside a teensy artichoke flower. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 8 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History


Italian dialect articiocco, ultimately from Arabic al-khurshūf the artichoke

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of artichoke was in 1530

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“Artichoke.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


ar·​ti·​choke ˈärt-ə-ˌchōk How to pronounce artichoke (audio)
: a tall plant related to the daisies and having a flower head which is cooked and eaten as a vegetable

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