What does the word artichoke mean?

Usage examples for artichoke

  1. Of the root of this artichoke they made a kind of bread. – Stories of American Life and Adventure by Edward Eggleston
  2. His face was very pale, and had the leaden transparency of a boiled artichoke; it was fringed by a red beard streaked with gray, as brown flood- water is with foam. – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  3. They jeered merrily at any porter in heavy boots who, in stepping over an artichoke stem, fell sprawling full- length upon the ground. – The Fat and the Thin by Emile Zola