Click or tap here to find out how this works
Tip: insert a question mark by pressing your spacebar.
Definition of: ARTICHOKE
- (n.) The Cynara scolymus, a plant somewhat resembling a thistle, with a dilated, imbricated, and prickly involucre. The head (to which the name is also applied) is composed of numerous oval scales, inclosing the florets, sitting on a broad receptacle, which, with the fleshy base of the scales, is much esteemed as an article of food.
- (n.) See Jerusalem artichoke.