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1A knobbly edible tuber with white flesh, eaten as a vegetable.
- ‘The Jerusalem artichokes are covered with a white fuzz.’
- ‘And what would you call soup made from Jerusalem artichokes?’
- ‘The roasted brill with Jerusalem artichokes, mustard and baby potato gratin with mushroom duxelle sounded particularly good.’
- ‘I also grow a successful variety of vegetables including Jerusalem artichokes, courgettes, beans and pumpkins.’
- ‘Its accompanying fricassee of button onions and Jerusalem artichokes was rich and gutsy too.’
- ‘They are starting with sautéed fresh foie gras, with a Jerusalem artichoke purée served with Chateau Guiraud, Sauternes 1996.’
- ‘Pumpkin soup was next, fit for Cinderella, with lardons and crispy shavings of Jerusalem artichoke.’
- ‘Those searching for ingredients for home-made soups might like to pick up some knobbly Jerusalem artichokes.’
- ‘Oligosaccharides are present in vegetables such as Jerusalem artichokes, burdock, chicory, leeks, onions, and asparagus, and of course beans.’
- ‘Cook until Jerusalem artichokes are soft when pricked with a knife, about 10 minutes.’
- ‘I share such items as asparagus, sweetcorn, and Jerusalem artichoke with friendly neighbours, at no expense, in due season.’
- ‘It comes as no real surprise, however, that onions are the most popular vegetables, and Jerusalem artichokes the least popular.’
- ‘The potential of ethanol to break dormancy in tubers was demonstrated for Jerusalem artichoke.’
- ‘Like most edible crops, beans should always be rotated, the exceptions being tomatoes, asparagus and Jerusalem artichokes.’
2The tall North American plant, closely related to the sunflower, which produces this tuber.
- ‘To provide a summer screen for dustbins, or simply to increase the height of a low fence, plant Jerusalem artichokes.’
- ‘In fact, every crop in North America other than the blueberry, Jerusalem artichoke, sunflower and squash has its origins elsewhere.’
- ‘Prebiotics can be found in plants like Jerusalem artichokes, tomatoes, bananas, garlic, barley and wheat.’
- ‘As soon as the soil can be worked, plant bare-root asparagus, horseradish, Jerusalem artichokes, and rhubarb.’
- ‘Liberty plus atrazine will control or suppress some perennial weeds, including dandelion, Canada thistle, Jerusalem artichoke, and wirestem muhly.’
- ‘When sunflower was crossed with Jerusalem artichoke, F 1 hybrid plants carried 51 chromosomes and showed reduced pollen fertility.’
- ‘Down by the water grew harakeke, and my grandfather planted Jerusalem artichokes in the sandy soil.’
- ‘For control or suppression of Jerusalem artichoke, apply when plants are 6 to 10 inches tall.’
Early 17th century: Jerusalem, alteration of Italian girasole sunflower.
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