GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.), obsolete See Heliotrope.
- n. (Min.) A variety of opal which is usually milk white, bluish white, or sky blue; but in a bright light it reflects a reddish color.
“One common explanation is that "Jerusalem" is a corruption of girasole, the Italian word for sunflower.”
“Incidentally the name 'Giravanz' is a combination of the Italian words for 'sunflower', the official flower of Kitakyushu, and 'advance' 'girasole' and 'avanzare'.”
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“The Americans (reigning champs at mispronouncing things) thought the Italians meant “Jerusalem” when they said “girasole,” and voila.”
“Its original Italian name, “girasole articicco” (meaning “sunflower artichoke”), was given based on its looks and taste.”
“And so, via girasole, the best-ever adopta-mom, the Booklist review for GRAIL QUEST: THE CAMELOT SPELL!”
“Just a bit of trivia. i believe the name “Jerusalem” in this case is a corruption of the italian word for sunflower, which is “girasole” i.e. turn to the sun.”
“Nothing to do with Jerusalem, the name is a anglicization of “girasole” — turning to the sun in Italian — which reflects its sunflower “roots.””
“The name of the artichoke, it turns out, is a funny thing - it's not really an artichoke (it's a tuber, like a potato), and it has no connection to jerusalem (it's a mis-pronunciation of the Italian word for sunflower, girasole).”
“The one that surprised me the most was “Jerusalem artichoke”; the original name of that vegetable was “girasole artichoke” and over time “girasole” was corrupted to “Jersualem”.”
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Who knew unleavened dough and homey Italian know-how could taste so good?
...and look so great!
"Luciferous Logolepsy is a collection of over 9,000 obscure English words. Though the definition of an 'English' word might seem to be straightforward, it is not. There exist so many adopted, deriv...
Words that I like.
Many may be lexicographically impotent due to a lack of citations and definition. Hopefully I'll be able to rectify this eventually.
Looking for tweets for girasole.