artichoke: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (är'ti-chōk"), [key]
- 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.
- SeeAlso called
- artichoke (Thesaurus)