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Noun: artichoke  'aa(r)-ti,chowk
  1. Mediterranean thistlelike plant widely cultivated for its large edible flower head
    - globe artichoke, artichoke plant, Cynara scolymus
  2. A thistlelike flower head with edible fleshy leaves and heart
    - globe artichoke

Derived forms: artichokes

Type of: veg [Brit, informal], vegetable, veggie [informal]

Part of: Cynara, genus Cynara

Encyclopedia: Artichoke, Minnesota