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ar·ti·choke

(ahr'ti-chōk)
A vegetable (Cynara scolymus) that has purported medicinal value in treating high cholesterol, snakebite, and sundry intestinal disorders.
[It. articiocco, fr. Ar. al-khurshuf]
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artichoke

(art′ĭ-chōk″) [Italian articiocco]
The edible head of a thistle-like vegetable (Cynara scolymus), which is rich in dietary fiber, vitamins A and K, and trace minerals.
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