Definition of Artichoke

1. Noun. Mediterranean thistlelike plant widely cultivated for its large edible flower head.

Exact synonyms: Artichoke Plant, Cynara Scolymus, Globe Artichoke
Terms within: Globe Artichoke
Group relationships: Cynara, Genus Cynara
Generic synonyms: Vegetable



2. Noun. A thistlelike flower head with edible fleshy leaves and heart.
Exact synonyms: Globe Artichoke
Generic synonyms: Veg, Vegetable, Veggie
Terms within: Artichoke Heart
Group relationships: Artichoke Plant, Cynara Scolymus, Globe Artichoke

Definition of Artichoke

1. n. 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.

Definition of Artichoke

1. Noun. An edible plant related to the thistle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Artichoke

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Medical Definition of Artichoke

1. 1. 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. 2. See Jerusalem artichoke. Origin: It. Articioco, 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Artichoke

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Literary usage of Artichoke

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1. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1876)
"The artichoke has been introduced into the pampas of South America, and has spread over a large tract of country in such abundance as to form impenetrable ..."

2. The Southern Planter (1852)
"JERUSALEM artichoke. Mr. Editor,—Some inquiry having been made as to the value of the artichoke as food for hogs, I will, at your request, freely give my ..."

3. A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins by Johann Beckmann (1846)
"artichoke. THAT I might be able to investigate whether our artichoke was known to the ancients, I have not only collected a variety ot scattered passages, ..."

4. The London Pleasure Gardens of the Eighteenth Century by Arthur Edgar Wroth, ., Warwick William Wroth (1896)
"THE QUEEN'S HEAD AND artichoke IN the neighbourhood of the Marylebone Gardens were a few much humbler places of entertainment, standing in what in the last ..."

5. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1846)
"The plant which was sold in this vicinity as the Hog artichoke, is certainly a ... though in the Hog artichoke, they (the awns) are rather persistent, and, ..."

6. The Principles of Vegetable-gardening by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1901)
"artichoke Two very unlike plants are known as artichoke. The one commonly known under that name in this country is the plant known abroad as Jerusalem ..."

7. The Pawnee: Mythology (Part I) by George Amos Dorsey (1906)
"COYOTE AND THE artichoke.1 Coyote was going along a road alone, when he saw an artichoke lying on the ground. ..."

8. Luther Burbank: His Methods and Discoveries and Their Practical Application by Luther Burbank, John Whitson, Robert John, Henry Smith Williams, Luther Burbank Society (1914)
"... to reach the stage shown in this picture, it is inedible. Mr. Burbank has developed new varieties of artichoke, the heads of which are of gigantic size. ..."

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