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 Another one of those pleasures: Joan Nathan’s new recipe for golden chicken thighs and artichoke hearts, flavored with saffron and cinnamon, a Moroccan treat. Sam Sifton, New York Times, "Celebrating Apart, Together," 1 Apr. 2020 Sides include artichoke hearts with lemon cream sauce. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "D-FW restaurants offering takeout and delivery for Easter and Passover," 31 Mar. 2020 Stir artichokes and add pears; roast another 10 to 12 minutes until artichokes and pears are tender when pierced with a fork. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "It’s time to give knotty, nutty Jerusalem artichokes a chance. Here are some options.," 31 Jan. 2020 Then pasta is added to the pot where it is cooked al dente before the artichokes and ribbons of spinach are stirred in. oregonlive, "Quick and flavorful chickpea stew is perfect for busy nights," 3 Oct. 2019 On Triple D Nation, Cane Rosso’s crew cooked zucchini and artichoke fritters and a pizza called the Billy Ray Valentine: mozzarella, vodka sauce, smoked bacon, bacon marmalade and Sweety Drop peppers. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "D-FW pizza joint Cane Rosso will again appear on Food Network TV show," 21 Feb. 2020 Choose from specialty or build-your-own pies with toppings that range from artichokes to Italian sausage. azcentral, "5 restaurants near Dodgers and White Sox spring training games at Camelback Ranch," 10 Feb. 2020 Pick at Kristen’s artichoke dish at the bar while sipping on some sauvignon blanc (my go-to drink). Gabrielle Farrell,, "5 Days On The Campaign Trail With Elizabeth Warren’s Press Secretary," 30 Jan. 2020 In this class, students will pair up to learn how to make pasta dough from scratch and will fill the ravioli with spinach and artichoke. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Classes on risotto, baking for kids and more will take place at Glorioso's Appetito," 29 Jan. 2020

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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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The first known use of artichoke was in 1530

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6 Apr 2020

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“Artichoke.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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Kids Definition of artichoke

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

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