Definitions for jerusalem artichoke

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Jeru′salem ar′tichoke(n.)

  1. a sunflower, Helianthus tuberosus, having edible, tuberous underground rootstocks.

    Category: Plants

  2. the tuber itself.

    Category: Plants

Origin of Jerusalem artichoke:

1635–45; alter., by folk etym., of It girasole sunflower. See girasol

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jerusalem artichoke(noun)

    edible tuber of the Jerusalem artichoke

  2. Jerusalem artichoke, girasol, Jerusalem artichoke sunflower, Helianthus tuberosus(noun)

    tall perennial with hairy stems and leaves; widely cultivated for its large irregular edible tubers

  3. Jerusalem artichoke, sunchoke(noun)

    sunflower tuber eaten raw or boiled or sliced thin and fried as Saratoga chips

Wiktionary

  1. Jerusalem artichoke(Noun)

    a variety of sunflower, Helianthus tuberosus, native to North America, having yellow flower heads and edible tubers

  2. Jerusalem artichoke(Noun)

    the tuber of this plant, eaten as a vegetable; the sunchoke

  3. Origin: girasole, sunflower, mistaken for "Jerusalem" via folk etymology + artichoke

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  1. Jerusalem 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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