Carciofo

Artichokes have been popular food plants and effective medicinal plants for centuries. Because of their bitter substances, they are mainly used for the treatment of stomach ailments and indigestion.

Cynara scolymus

Artichoke (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Northern Italian articiocco, from Provençal archichaut, arquichaut, from Old Spanish alcarchofa, from Andalusian Arabic الْخَرْشُوف(al-ẖaršūf), from Arabic الْخُرْشُوف(al-ḵuršūf), definite form of خُرْشُوف(ḵuršūf).

Pronunciation

  • (rhotic) IPA(key): /ˈɑɹ.tɪˌtʃəʊk/
  • (non-rhotic) IPA(key): /ˈɑː.tɪˌtʃəʊk/

Noun

artichoke

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