artichoke

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From Lombard articiocco, alteration of arcicioffo (possibly influenced by ciocco ‎(stump)), from Old Spanish alcarchofa, from Arabic الخُرْشُوف ‎(al-ḵuršūf, 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.
  2. A green colour, like that of an artichoke.
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