Artichoke

Definition of Artichoke

Ar´ti`choke
n.1.(Bot.) 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.

Related Words

artichoke plant, Cynara, Cynara scolymus, genus Cynara, globe artichoke, vegetable
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