artichoke

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From Lombard articiocco, alteration of arcicioffo (possibly influenced by ciocco (stump), from Old Spanish alcarchofa, from Arabic القرشوف (al-qaršūf, artichoke).

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artichoke (plural artichokes)

  1. An plant related to the thistle with enlarged flower heads eaten as a vegetable while immature.

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