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see artichokeartichoke,
name for two different plants of the family Asteraceae (aster family), both having edible parts. The French, or globe, artichoke (Cynara scolymus) is a thistlelike plant of which the globular flower heads are used in the immature state as a salad or vegetable;
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; beetbeet,
biennial or annual root vegetable of the family Chenopodiaceae (goosefoot family). The beet (Beta vulgaris) has been cultivated since pre-Christian times. Among its numerous varieties are the red, or garden, beet, the sugar beet, Swiss chard, and several types of
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(Beta cicla, B. vulgardis cicla), a biennial vegetable and ornamental plant. The leaves (leaf varieties) or the petioles (petiole varieties) are used in various foods. Ornamental varieties have beautiful curly, wrinkled leaves with variously colored petioles and leaf veins (mostly red or yellow). Chard is cultivated in Western and Southern Europe, the United States, and other regions. In the USSR it is seldom cultivated.

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Club singer Mrs Chard was inconsolable after she watched killers Christopher Smith and Joseph Mee admit to the murder when they appeared at Newcastle Crown Court.
Dale Collins, for the Health and Safety Executive, told the court that Mr Chard rarely ventured out of his house because he cannot stand people staring at his disfigured face.
NOTES: Use any green variety of kale; collard, turnip, or mustard greens; or Swiss chard.
Season with salt and pepper, then pour over the chard and potatoes.
Chard and his second-in-command Gonville Bromhead, played by Caine, then 30, had taken the precaution of ordering the men to set up a 4ft-high wall of maize bags and a secondary defensive line made of wooden biscuit-boxes.
Chard has been the principal investigator on numerous federal research projects, including topics such as Response to Intervention (RTI), reading, reading comprehension instruction and early childhood mathematics.
Lucas Hollweg (left) and the ruby chard with lemon and feta dish from his book, Good Things To Eat by (Harper Collins, pounds 20)
Chard says: "He will be greatly missed by all in Epsom and further afield.
Meanwhile, place the swiss chard in a colander in the sink and pour a kettle of just-boiled water over to wilt it.
In center, arrange a layer of chard, from above, 1/4-inch thick and
Podiatrist and researcher Angus Chard said children were being used as it was easier to study the development of the arch in their foot, which occurs in the first six to eight years.