a tall, thistlelike composite plant, Cynara scolymus, native to the Mediterranean region, of which the numerous scalelike bracts and receptacle of the immature flower head are eaten as a vegetable.
the large, rounded, closed flower head itself.
- Also called globe artichoke (for defs. 1, 2).
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How to use artichoke in a sentence
It’s okay if there is space left in the pot, but the more room you give the artichokes, the more they will expand and flatten as they steam.
Turns out stuffed artichokes are a bit more nuanced than I expected.
This spring, as the saint’s feast day approaches on March 19, I started craving my mother’s stuffed artichokes.
Gather any crumbs on the plate and add them to the artichoke, as well.
Place the trimmed artichoke petal side down and the peeled stems in the bowl of lemon water to prevent browning.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
There, artichoke interrogation experiments were taking place at a safe house called Haus Waldorf.What Cold War CIA Interrogators Learned from the Nazis | Annie Jacobsen | February 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The goal of the artichoke interrogation program, Marks explains, was “modifying behavior through covert means.”What Cold War CIA Interrogators Learned from the Nazis | Annie Jacobsen | February 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
So the next day I went out and I bought a microwave oven and I made an artichoke in the microwave.
Look for endless artichoke fields and grazing roadside cows.
He had never tried to eat an artichoke, and his first essay in this difficult and complex craft was a sad fiasco.The Regent | E. Arnold Bennett
This species of artichoke is more valuable than the common artichoke.Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book | Mary A. Wilson
If it were not I, thou knowest, long since thou wouldst have been put ashore, heart of an artichoke—va!Zut and Other Parisians | Guy Wetmore Carryl
The edible part of a French artichoke is the base of the scales and the bottom of the artichoke.Vaughan's Vegetable Cook Book (4th edition) | Anonymous
Quitch-grass or wiregrass, Burmuda grass, white potato and artichoke are examples of underground stems.The First Book of Farming | Charles L. Goodrich
British Dictionary definitions for artichoke
Also called: globe artichoke a thistle-like Eurasian plant, Cynara scolymus, cultivated for its large edible flower head containing many fleshy scalelike bracts: family Asteraceae (composites)
the unopened flower head of this plant, which can be cooked and eaten
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