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Jerusalem artichoke

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A North American sunflower (Helianthus tuberosus) having yellow, rayed flower heads and edible tubers.
  • n. The tuber of this plant, eaten as a vegetable. Also called sunchoke.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a variety of sunflower, Helianthus tuberosus, native to North America, having yellow flower heads and edible tubers
  • n. the tuber of this plant, eaten as a vegetable; the sunchoke

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the tubers themselves.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See artichoke, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. tall perennial with hairy stems and leaves; widely cultivated for its large irregular edible tubers
  • n. edible tuber of the Jerusalem artichoke
  • n. sunflower tuber eaten raw or boiled or sliced thin and fried as Saratoga chips

Etymologies

By folk etymology from Italian girasole, sunflower; see girasol.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian girasole, sunflower, mistaken for "Jerusalem" via folk etymology + artichoke (Wiktionary)

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