Jerusalem artichokeJerusalem artichoke
- a tall North American sunflower (Helianthus tuberosus) of the composite family, with potatolike tubers used as a vegetable
- such a tuber
Origin of Jerusalem artichokealtered, after Jerusalem, by folk etymology from girasol
- A North American sunflower (Helianthus tuberosus) having yellow, rayed flower heads and edible tubers.
- The tuber of this plant. Also called sunchoke . Also called In both senses also called girasol .
Origin of Jerusalem artichokeBy folk etymology from Italian girasole sunflower ; see girasol .
(plural Jerusalem artichokes)