Jerusalem artichoke
noun Etymology: Jerusalem by folk etymology from Italian girasole girasole Date: 1639 a perennial sunflower (Helianthus tuberosus) of the United States and Canada widely cultivated for its tubers that are used as a vegetable and as a livestock feed; also its tubers

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  • Jerusalem artichoke — Stem with flowers Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • Jerusalem artichoke — Jerusalem Je*ru sa*lem (j[ e]*r[udd] s[.a]*l[e^]m), n. [Gr. Ieroysalh m, fr. Heb. Y[e^]r[=u]sh[=a]laim.] The chief city of Palestine, intimately associated with the glory of the Jewish nation, and the life and death of Jesus Christ. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jerusalem artichoke — n. [altered, after JERUSALEM, by folk etym. < GIRASOL] 1. a tall North American sunflower (Helianthus tuberosus) of the composite family, with potatolike tubers used as a vegetable 2. such a tuber …   English World dictionary

  • Jerusalem artichoke — ► NOUN ▪ a knobbly tuber with white flesh, eaten as a vegetable. ORIGIN alteration of Italian girasole sunflower …   English terms dictionary

  • Jerusalem artichoke — 1. Also called girasol. a sunflower, Helianthus tuberosus, having edible, tuberous, underground stems or rootstocks. 2. Also called sunchoke. the tuber itself. [1635 45; alter. of It girasole articiocco edible sunflower. See GIRASOL, ARTICHOKE] * …   Universalium

  • Jerusalem artichoke — UK [dʒəˌruːsələm ˈɑː(r)tɪˌtʃəʊk] / US [dʒəˌrusələm ˈɑrtɪˌtʃoʊk] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms Jerusalem artichoke : singular Jerusalem artichoke plural Jerusalem artichokes a vegetable with a very pale brown skin and white flesh. It… …   English dictionary

  • Jerusalem artichoke — gumbinė saulėgrąža statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Helianthus tuberosus angl. Brasilian artichoke; earth apple; girasole; Jerusalem artichoke; tuberous rooted sunflower vok. Erdbirne; knollige Sonnenrose; Topinambur; Topinambur… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • Jerusalem artichoke — gumbinė saulėgrąža statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Daugiametis, žolinis, maistinis ir pašarinis astrinių (Asteraceae) šeimos augalas. Dauginamas požeminiais stiebagumbiais. Gumbai naudojami kaip daržovė, kasami vėlai rudenį arba… …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • Jerusalem artichoke — noun 1》 a knobbly tuber with white flesh, eaten as a vegetable. 2》 the tall North American plant, closely related to the sunflower, which produces the Jerusalem artichoke. [Helianthus tuberosus.] Origin C17: Jerusalem, alt. of Ital. girasole… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Jerusalem-artichoke — bulvinė saulėgrąža statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos daržovinis, krakmolinis, maistinis, pašarinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Helianthus tuberosus), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Helianthus tomentosus;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Jerusalem artichoke — Je|ru|sa|lem ar|ti|choke [dʒəˌru:sələm ˈa:tıtʃəuk US ˈa:rtıtʃouk] n an ↑artichoke …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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