artichoke definition

  • noun:
    • A Mediterranean thistlelike plant (Cynara scolymus) in composite family, having pinnately divided leaves and enormous discoid heads of bluish plants.
    • The delicious, immature rose mind of this plant. Also referred to as globe artichoke.
    • The Jerusalem artichoke.
    • An plant regarding the thistle with enlarged flower heads consumed as a vegetable while immature.
    • The Cynara scolymus, a plant somewhat resembling a thistle, with a dilated, imbricated, and prickly involucre. The top (that the name normally applied) consists of many oval scales, inclosing the florets, sitting on a diverse receptacle, which, with the fleshy root of the machines, is significantly esteemed as an article of meals.
    • See Jerusalem artichoke.
    • Mediterranean thistlelike plant extensively cultivated for the huge delicious flower head
    • a thistlelike rose mind with edible fleshy leaves and heart

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