Definition of Chinese artichoke in English:

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Chinese artichoke


An Asian plant of the mint family, cultivated for its edible tubers.
  • Genus Stachys, family Labiatae: several species, especially S. sieboldii and S. affinis.
Example sentences
  • The Chinese artichoke tuber is small, typically 5 cm long.
  • Crosnes, also known as Chinese artichokes or chorogi, are a gourmet sensation at upscale restaurants and greengrocers, and they're not to be missed by adventurous eaters and market gardeners alike.
  • The portions of Jerusalem artichoke to Chinese artichoke balance of mixture depends on people's taste.

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Syllabification: Chi·nese ar·ti·choke

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