artichoke

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Etymology[edit]

From Lombard articiòc, alteration of arciciòf (possibly influenced by ciocco (stump)), from Old Spanish alcarchofa, from Arabic الْخُرْشُوف (al-ḵuršūf, artichoke).

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  • (rhotic) IPA(key): /ˈɑɹ.tɪˌtʃəʊk/
  • (non-rhotic) IPA(key): /ˈɑː.tɪˌtʃəʊk/
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Noun[edit]

artichoke (plural artichokes)

  1. A plant related to the thistle with enlarged flower heads eaten as a vegetable while immature.
  2. A dull green colour, like that of an artichoke.
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