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


Jerusalem artichoke

BrE BrE//dʒəˌruːsələm ˈɑːtɪtʃəʊk//
; NAmE NAmE//dʒəˌruːsələm ˈɑːrtətʃoʊk//
(British English also artichoke) Vegetables
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a light brown root vegetable that looks like a potato See related entries: Vegetables Word Originearly 17th cent.: Jerusalem, alteration of Italian girasole ‘sunflower’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Jerusalem artichoke