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Artichoke (Cynara scolymus), tall, thistlelike perennial plant of the composite family; also, its globe-shaped flower bud, the heart and spiny bracts of which are eaten as a vegetable. Native to the Mediterranean region, the artichoke is grown commercially in warm regions of the U.S.

See also: Jerusalem artichoke.

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