Meaning of Jerusalem artichoke

Jeru'salem ar'tichoke

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Also calleda sunflower, Helianthus tuberosus, having edible, tuberous, underground stems or rootstocks.
  2. Also calledthe tuber itself.
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