Adjective "artichokes" definition and examples

(Artichokes may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈɑːtɪtʃəʊk/

Definitions and examples

noun

A European plant cultivated for its large thistle-like flower heads.
  1. 'My crops of grass and brambles threaten her more carefully tended beans, lettuces, garlic and artichokes, and the Martock Bean Enclosure must look like a sick joke to her.'
  2. 'Perennials, such as artichokes, asparagus and rhubarb are also sold in bare-root form.'
  3. 'As they generate leaves around a stem, or seeds or flowers in a blossom, plants as diverse as broccoli, pinecones, artichokes and water lilies create intricate spirals that follow a well-known mathematical sequence of numbers.'
  4. 'He grows several dozen crops, including artichokes, shallots, watermelons, garlic, and many types of greens.'
  5. 'The statuesque theme continues in the vegetable garden where there are great fronds of fennel and huge clumps of Cynara Scolymus - globe artichoke, their purple thistle heads abuzz with bees.'
  6. 'In Italy, look out for varieties of elegantly grey-leaved cardoons and artichokes, zucchini, cavolo nero, flat Neapolitan parsley, Principe di Bologna tomatoes and rocket (rucola).'
  7. 'Today, there are 345,000 acres of fields growing asparagus, sugar cane, citrus, mangos, artichokes, avocados, peppers and onions.'
  8. 'Herbs such as dandelion leaf and root, milk thistle, artichoke, Oregon grape root, chelidonium and curcumin also support liver function.'
  9. 'They can include such herbs as dandelion root, aloe, artichoke, saffron, rhubarb root, gentian, angelica root, myrrh, and senna, to name a few.'
  10. 'Onions, artichokes, pears, wheat, and some soft drinks and processed foods contain this sugar, which may be difficult to digest.'
  11. 'Take your pick from young spinach picked that morning, tomatoes, garlic, artichokes, beans and peas, and home-made sheep's cheese.'
  12. 'It is dense with artichokes, tomatoes, garlic, broad beans, peas, lettuce, rocket and more.'
  13. 'So I had my free lunch (very nice grilled chicken, duchesse potatoes, spinach, artichokes and baby corn, followed by a chocolatey/creamy confection with a delicious orange sauce) and then headed back into the office.'
  14. 'Perhaps the most exquisite dish we ate was his starter of globe artichoke heart and asparagus with summer truffle and poached egg.'
  15. 'Arrange garlic, salsify and artichokes on other side and serve cardoons and mache on separate plate.'
  16. 'I used the oil from the marinaded artichokes, balsamic vinegar, whole egg mayonnaise, American mustard and salt and pepper.'
  17. 'Quickly boil the new potatoes, cut the new red onions and toss them all with the leftover olive oil from the artichokes, add salt and lots of pepper and put into the oven for an hour (temperature as above).'
  18. 'My top dish was the heavenly grilled semolina & fresh goats cheese gnocchi and panfried artichokes with broad beans & marjoram, lemon cream and caramelised beetroot…'
  19. 'Drain the pasta, toss it with the artichokes, olive oil, parsley and Parmesan.'
  20. 'We ordered the white asparagus and morel soufflé in a globe artichoke with truffle beurre blanc.'
  1. 'A thick mulch helps keep soil moist with minimum water use as you start winter crops of peas, lettuce, cabbage, carrots, radishes, garlic, artichokes, broccoli and cauliflower.'
  2. 'My husband had Porcini mushroom risotto with caramelised artichoke and truffle oil and it has to be said this dish must have been made by the best chef in the world.'
  3. 'It's also a good time to put in root crops as well as broccoli and cabbage, artichokes, asparagus and rhubarb.'
  4. 'In addition to cereals the Greeks used figs, grapes, pomegranates, spinach, marrows, celery, nettles, hyacinth bulbs, artichokes, asparagus and honey.'
  5. 'The attention to culinary detail has already won the head chef Tony Singh national renown for a menu which includes chump of lamb with fondant potato, wild mushrooms and lentil jus, and vegetarian polenta, mushroom and artichoke ragout.'
  6. 'She searches out old recipes and makes interesting meat and vegetable dishes - you must try their artichokes.'
  7. 'Their popular box delivery scheme includes potatoes, onions and carrots, as well as a selection of the best seasonal produce, from fennel to artichokes.'
  8. 'Some of the best liver-supporting foods are beetroot, carrots, onions, garlic, green leafy vegetables, artichokes and lemons.'

More definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"plants can be artichokes."

Origin

(artichoke)Mid 16th century: from northern Italian articiocco, from Spanish alcarchofa, from Arabic al-ḵaršūfa.