- 1 (also globe artichoke) A European plant cultivated for its large thistlelike flower heads.
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- Cynara scolymus, family Compositae
- Other attractive vegetables that work well in a flower garden include tall frondy fennel, the magnificent globe artichoke and nasturtiums for ground cover.
- But there are also edible species of biennial, including carrots, parsley, parsnips and globe artichoke or cardoon.
- They are psyllium, taurine, dandelion, St Mary's Thistle, globe artichoke and slippery elm bark, which have liver protective, restorative properties.
- 1.1The unopened flower head of this, of which the heart and the fleshy bases of the bracts are edible.More example sentences
- Unlike their larger siblings, whose higher placement on the stalk exposes them to the sun, baby artichokes are rendered entirely edible with just a little trimming.
- We ordered the white asparagus and morel soufflé in a globe artichoke with truffle beurre blanc.
- It's what remained after I had enjoyed a particularly good globe artichoke.
- 2 see Jerusalem artichoke.More example sentences
- Some of the best liver-supporting foods are beetroot, carrots, onions, garlic, green leafy vegetables, artichokes and lemons.
- It would be fantastic with cavalo nero, white beans and raw artichokes.
- Certain foods such as kidney beans and artichokes cause an overproduction of bacteria in the stomach, which can in turn lead to excessive flatulence.
mid 16th century: from northern Italian articiocco, from Spanish alcarchofa, from Arabic al-ḵaršūfa.
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