Origin of artichoke
Examples from the Web for artichoke
Page Six says they dined on mussel soup, crayfish and artichoke risotto at a tony Venetian restaurant.Venice Wedding Bells for George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|June 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There, Artichoke interrogation experiments were taking place at a safe house called Haus Waldorf.
The goal of the Artichoke interrogation program, Marks explains, was “modifying behavior through covert means.”
So the next day I went out and I bought a microwave oven and I made an artichoke in the microwave.
Say “hot crab and artichoke dip” in a crowded room and heads will turn.
Artichoke four, coffee four, bread one, that makes nine sous.
Therefore it is clear to my mind that the word was not 'artichoke,' but 'aristocrat,' that he used.Rico and Wiseli|Johanna Spyri
“I think I should like an artichoke for luncheon,” said she.The Lady and the Pirate|Emerson Hough
"Very good," said Schaunard, eating the seed of his artichoke.
For garnish, take equal quantities of French peas and string beans, artichoke bottoms, new carrots and turnips.The Story of Crisco|Marion Harris Neil
British Dictionary definitions for artichoke
Word Origin for artichoke
Word Origin and History for artichoke
1530s, from articiocco, Northern Italian variant of Italian arcicioffo, from Old Spanish alcarchofa, from Arabic al-hursufa "artichoke." The Northern Italian variation probably is from influence of ciocco "stump."
Folk etymology has twisted the word in English; the ending is probably influenced by choke, and early forms of the word in English include archecokk, hortichock, artychough, hartichoake. The plant was known in Italy by 1450s, brought to Florence from Naples in 1466, and introduced in England in the reign of Henry VIII. French artichaut (16c.), German Artischocke (16c.) both are also from Italian.