Help!! What does this recipe mean?

I was cruising for a braised lamb recipe and came across this recipe for lamb ragu with artichokes, oven roasted tomatoes and basil ( but don't understand part of the artichoke instructions. It says "2 large or 8 baby artichokes, trimmed" but then later on says "about 20 minutes for baby artichokes, 30 minutes for large artichoke bottoms". To me "trimmed" is cutting off the sharp points, but otherwise leaving them whole. Can someone please explain this to me?

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