sunchoke

noun

sun·​choke ˈsən-ˌchōk How to pronounce sunchoke (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Caviar currently stars in a dish of seared red snapper with sunchoke confit and a saffron citrus beurre blanc. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 9 Mar. 2022 Roasted baby beets were tossed in a subtly sweet roasted garlic and tahini vinaigrette and garnished with sunchoke crisps, shaved raw beet and super-fresh mizuna. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Feb. 2021 This exuberantly large perennial plant, with its broad, furry, gray-green leaves, is, botanically, Smallanthus sonchifolius, a relative of sunchoke (Jerusalem artichoke) and sunflower. Pam Peirce, SFChronicle.com, 15 Jan. 2021 Who else is serving raw slices of sunchoke as a tender-crisp garnish? San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Nov. 2020 Take-out options also include Chilean sea bass with sunchoke puree. Ramona Saviss, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Apr. 2020 Mutiny Wine Room Located in The Heights, the casually elegant Mutiny Wine Room offers niche wines available for tasting and retail and a menu of sharable plates, from cream of sunchoke soup to buttermilk fried quail. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, 18 Feb. 2020 The tuber, also called sunchoke or earth apple, is part of the sunflower family and can be steamed and pureed, roasted or fried, pickled or mashed or even eaten raw in a salad. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 31 Jan. 2020 The 4-course menu plus snacks and mignardise includes truffled Paris gnocchi with lobster, crispy chicken skin, sunchokes and wild watercress. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, 31 Jan. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sunchoke was in 1955

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Cite this Entry

“Sunchoke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sunchoke. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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