girasole

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian girasole.

Noun[edit]

girasole (plural girasoles)

  1. (US) Synonym of Jerusalem artichoke
    • 1918, T. D. A. Cokcerell, “The girasole or Jerusalem artichoke, a neglected source of food”, in The Scientific Monthly, volume 6, page 265:
      The girasole can not become a competitor of the potato in such regions as the mountains of Colorado, but it thrives along the foothills and on the plains.
  2. Alternative form of girasol (fire opal)

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From girare (to turn) +‎ sole (sun).

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Noun[edit]

girasole m (plural girasoli)

  1. sunflower

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