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ˈɑr tɪˌtʃoʊkar·ti·choke

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. artichoke, globe artichoke, artichoke plant, Cynara scolymusnoun

    Mediterranean thistlelike plant widely cultivated for its large edible flower head

  2. artichoke, globe artichokenoun

    a thistlelike flower head with edible fleshy leaves and heart

Wiktionary

  1. artichokenoun

    An edible plant related to the thistle.

    Etymology: From northern dialectal articiocco, alteration of arcicioffo (possibly influenced by ciocco, from alcarchofa, from قرشوف.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Artichokenoun

    the Cynara scolymus, a plant somewhat resembling a thistle, with a dilated, imbricated, and prickly involucre. The head (to which the name is also applied) is composed of numerous oval scales, inclosing the florets, sitting on a broad receptacle, which, with the fleshy base of the scales, is much esteemed as an article of food

    Etymology: [It. articiocco, perh. corrupted fr. the same word as carciofo; cf. older spellings archiciocco, archicioffo, carciocco, and Sp. alcachofa, Pg. alcachofra; prob. fr. Ar. al-harshaf, al-kharshf.]

  2. Artichokenoun

    see Jerusalem artichoke

    Etymology: [It. articiocco, perh. corrupted fr. the same word as carciofo; cf. older spellings archiciocco, archicioffo, carciocco, and Sp. alcachofa, Pg. alcachofra; prob. fr. Ar. al-harshaf, al-kharshf.]

Freebase

  1. Artichoke

    The globe artichoke is a variety of a species of thistle cultivated as a food. The edible matter is buds that form within the flower heads before the flowers come into bloom. The buds go away or change to a coarse, barely edible form when the flower blooms. The uncultivated or wild variety of the species is called a cardoon. It is a perennial plant native to the Mediterranean region.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Artichoke

    är′ti-chōk, n. a thistle-like, perennial, eatable plant with large scaly heads, like the cone of the pine, now growing wild in the south of Europe, though probably a native of Asia.—Jerusalem artichoke, a totally different plant, a species of sunflower, bearing tubers like those of the potato, Jerusalem being a corr. of It. girasole ('turn-sun'), sunflower. By a quibble on Jerusalem, the soup made from it is called Palestine soup. [Old It. articiocco (It. carciofo)—Old Sp. alcarchofa—Ar. al-kharshōfa, al-kharshuf. Popular definitions are many—e.g. the plant that chokes the garden or the heart.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Artichoke

    From the Arabic ardischauki, earth thorn.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of artichoke in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of artichoke in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of artichoke in a Sentence

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    Artichoke is a real dish for the poor..; it's the only one that, when you have finished eating, you have more in your plate than when you started. (Michel Colucci known as Coluche)

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