Definitions for jerusalem artichoke
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a sunflower, Helianthus tuberosus, having edible, tuberous underground rootstocks.
the tuber itself.
Origin of Jerusalem artichoke:
1635–45; alter., by folk etym., of It girasole sunflower. See girasol
edible tuber of the Jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke, girasol, Jerusalem artichoke sunflower, Helianthus tuberosus(noun)
tall perennial with hairy stems and leaves; widely cultivated for its large irregular edible tubers
Jerusalem artichoke, sunchoke(noun)
sunflower tuber eaten raw or boiled or sliced thin and fried as Saratoga chips
a variety of sunflower, Helianthus tuberosus, native to North America, having yellow flower heads and edible tubers
the tuber of this plant, eaten as a vegetable; the sunchoke
Origin: girasole, sunflower, mistaken for "Jerusalem" via folk etymology + artichoke
The Jerusalem artichoke, also called sunroot, sunchoke, earth apple or topinambour, is a species of sunflower native to eastern North America, and found from eastern Canada and Maine west to North Dakota, and south to northern Florida and Texas. It is also cultivated widely across the temperate zone for its tuber, which is used as a root vegetable.
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