One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An Asian plant of the mint family, cultivated for its edible tubers.
Genus Stachys, family Labiatae: several species, especially S. sieboldii and S. affinis
- ‘Sometimes Jerusalem artichokes are confused with tiny Chinese artichokes which are imported from France.’
- ‘The portions of Jerusalem artichoke to Chinese artichoke balance of mixture depends on people's taste.’
- ‘It's related to neither the Jerusalem nor Chinese artichoke, both of which are grown for their tubers.’
- ‘Crosnes, also known as Chinese artichokes or chorogi, are a gourmet sensation at upscale restaurants and greengrocers, and they're not to be missed by adventurous eaters and market gardeners alike.’
- ‘The Chinese artichoke tuber is small, typically 5 cm long.’
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