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)
- the unopened flower head of this plant, which can be cooked and eaten
- See Jerusalem artichoke
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ar•ti•choke /ˈɑrtɪˌtʃoʊk/USA pronunciation n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Plant BiologyAlso called globe artichoke. a tall plant like a thistle, with a head and fleshy leaf-like scales eaten as a vegetable.
- Plant Biology
ar•ti•choke (är′ti chōk′),USA pronunciation n.
- 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.
- Plant Biologythe large, rounded, closed flower head itself.
- Plant BiologySee Jerusalem artichoke. Also called globe artichoke (for defs. 1, 2).
- dialect, dialectal Arabic al-kharshūf the artichoke
- Old Spanish alcarchofa
- Upper Italian articiocco, variant (by dissimilation) of arciciocco, arcicioffo
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artichoke /ˈɑːtɪˌtʃəʊk/ n
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