artichoke

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɑːrtɪtʃəʊk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈɑrtɪˌtʃoʊk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ärti chōk′)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ar•ti•choke /ˈɑrtɪˌtʃoʊk/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Plant BiologyAlso called globe artichoke. a tall plant like a thistle, with a head and fleshy leaf-like scales eaten as a vegetable.
  2. Plant Biology Jerusalem artichoke.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ar•ti•choke  (ärti chōk′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Plant Biologya tall, thistlelike composite plant, Cynara scolymus, native to the Mediterranean region, of which the numerous scalelike bracts and receptacle of the immature flower head are eaten as a vegetable.
  2. Plant Biologythe large, rounded, closed flower head itself.
  3. Plant BiologySee  Jerusalem artichoke. Also called  globe artichoke (for defs. 1, 2).
  • dialect, dialectal Arabic al-kharshūf the artichoke
  • Old Spanish alcarchofa
  • *arcarcioffo
  • Upper Italian articiocco, variant (by dissimilation) of arciciocco, arcicioffo
  • 1525–35

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
artichoke /ˈɑːtɪˌtʃəʊk/ n

  1. Also called: globe artichoke a thistle-like Eurasian plant, Cynara scolymus, cultivated for its large edible flower head containing many fleshy scalelike bracts: family Asteraceae (composites)
  2. the unopened flower head of this plant, which can be cooked and eaten
  3. See Jerusalem artichoke
Etymology: 16th Century: from Italian articiocco, from Old Spanish alcarchofa, from Arabic al-kharshūf
'artichoke' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
Collocations: artichoke [dip, salad, hearts], [discard, throw away, peel off] the artichoke leaves, Does this contain any artichoke?, more...

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