Adjective "Artichokes" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Artichokes


    Definition:

    1. 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.

    2. the large, rounded, closed flower head itself.

    3. Jerusalem artichoke.

    Origin:
    artichoke

    Examples:

    "plants can be artichokes."