1. [ noun ] (botany) tall perennial with hairy stems and leaves; widely cultivated for its large irregular edible tubers
Synonyms: Jerusalem_artichoke_sunflower Helianthus_tuberosus girasol
Related terms: sunflower
2. [ noun ] (botany) edible tuber of the Jerusalem artichoke
Related terms: tuber
3. [ noun ] (chemistry,food) sunflower tuber eaten raw or boiled or sliced thin and fried as Saratoga chips
Synonyms: sunchoke
Related terms: root_vegetable
Similar spelling:   Jerusalem_cricket