Definition of artichoke noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɑːtɪtʃəʊk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrtɪtʃoʊk//
    [countable, uncountable] Vegetables
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  1. 1 (also globe artichoke) a round vegetable with a lot of thick green leaves. The bottom part of the leaves and the inside of the artichoke can be eaten when cooked. See related entries: Vegetables
  2. 2 = Jerusalem artichoke
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from northern Italian articiocco, from Spanish alcarchofa, from Arabic al-k̲aršūfa.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: artichoke