Share this entry

Share this page

girasol

Syllabification: gir·a·sol
Pronunciation: /ˈjirəˌsôl, -ˌsäl
 
/
(also girasole /-ˌsōl/)

Definition of girasol in English:

noun

2North American another term for Jerusalem artichoke.
Example sentences
  • A girasole is a plant whose flower turns towards the sun.
  • This might be taken to be a folk etymology, like ‘Jerusalem’ for ‘girasole’ in ‘Jerusalem artichoke’ (a kind of sunflower).

Origin

late 16th century (in the sense 'sunflower'): from French, or from Italian girasole, from girare 'to turn' + sole 'sun' (because the sunflower turns to follow the path of the sun).

Words that rhyme with girasol

parasolaerosolentresol

Definition of girasol in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day resilient
Pronunciation: rəˈzilyənt
adjective
able to recoil or spring back into shape…