Jerusalem artichoke

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Plant with flowers (1)
Tubers (2)

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Etymology[edit]

Italian girasole, sunflower, mistaken for "Jerusalem" via folk etymology + artichoke

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Jerusalem artichoke (plural Jerusalem artichokes)

  1. a variety of sunflower, Helianthus tuberosus, native to North America, having yellow flower heads and edible tubers
  2. the tuber of this plant, eaten as a vegetable; the sunchoke

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