Jerusalem artichoke


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Jerusalem artichoke

n.
1. A North American sunflower (Helianthus tuberosus) having yellow, rayed flower heads and edible tubers.
2. The tuber of this plant. Also called sunchoke; In both senses also called girasol.

[By folk etymology from Italian girasole, sunflower; see girasol.]

Jerusalem artichoke

n
1. (Plants) a North American sunflower, Helianthus tuberosus, widely cultivated for its underground edible tubers
2. (Plants) the tuber of this plant, which is cooked and eaten as a vegetable
[C17: by folk etymology from Italian girasole articiocco; see girasol]

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n.
1. a sunflower, Helianthus tuberosus, having edible, tuberous underground rootstocks.
2. the tuber itself.
[1635–45; alter., by folk etym., of Italian girasole sunflower. See girasol]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Jerusalem artichoke - edible tuber of the Jerusalem artichokeJerusalem artichoke - edible tuber of the Jerusalem artichoke
Helianthus tuberosus, Jerusalem artichoke sunflower, girasol, Jerusalem artichoke - tall perennial with hairy stems and leaves; widely cultivated for its large irregular edible tubers
tuber - a fleshy underground stem or root serving for reproductive and food storage
2.Jerusalem artichoke - tall perennial with hairy stems and leavesJerusalem artichoke - tall perennial with hairy stems and leaves; widely cultivated for its large irregular edible tubers
helianthus, sunflower - any plant of the genus Helianthus having large flower heads with dark disk florets and showy yellow rays
Jerusalem artichoke - edible tuber of the Jerusalem artichoke
3.Jerusalem artichoke - sunflower tuber eaten raw or boiled or sliced thin and fried as Saratoga chips
root vegetable - any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers
Translations

Jerusalem artichoke

nJerusalem- or Erdartischocke f, → Topinambur m
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The case of the Jerusalem artichoke, which is never propagated by seed, and of which consequently new varieties have not been produced, has even been advanced--for it is now as tender as ever it was--as proving that acclimatisation cannot be effected
Jerusalem artichoke (also known as sunchoke) is the root of a native American variety of sunflower.
Root vegetables (beetroot, carrot, Jerusalem artichoke, parsnip, potato, salsify, turnip and white onion) can be sown in the open ground on April 1, 9, 10 18-20 and 28.
Finally, in this month's questions, Mr Gordon from Slaithwaite has been given a piece of Jerusalem artichoke and does not know how to grow it or what it does.
A typical menu (at pounds 50 a head for visitors) includes charred smoked salmon or Jerusalem artichoke tart as starters, main courses like fillet steak with baby beetroot or pan-fried monkfish or grilled halibut, and desserts like green apple sorbet or chocolate fondant with rum and raisin ice cream.
The other part of Carl's formula for a ready New England food supply relies on a local wildflower called the Jerusalem artichoke, Acres of community plantings would protect us against the worst-case scenario of food shortages--from transportation slowdowns to natural disasters to financial meltdowns.
Researchers also found that Newcastle topped sales for pomegranates, passion fruit headed the fruit shopping list in Manchester and Jerusalem artichoke was adored by shoppers in Reading.
One such prebiotic is inulin, a fiber derived from the Jerusalem Artichoke that has been the subject of several successful clinical studies.
At Ezard at Melbourne's Adelphi hotel, 32-year-old chef Teage Ezard dazzles a mixed audience of young and mature diners with such fusion creations as tangy Japanese oyster ``shooters'' bathed in mirin, tamari and wasabi, and sensuous creme brulee flavored with roasted Jerusalem artichoke and truffle oil.
For some strange reason, it has long been known as the Jerusalem artichoke.
Ryan Jones' menu: Starter: Skate wing with fricassee of Conwy mussels, chorizo and Jerusalem artichoke spume.
Valentine''s dinner in the restaurant on Tuesday, February 14 costs pounds 55 per person and includes Jerusalem artichoke soup, Bloody Mary oyster, braised brill, Tim Oliver''s belted Galloway beef with mushroom and truffle puree, and chocolate gateaux, Champagne Espuma and rose ice-cream.