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cardoon

[kahr-doon] /kɑrˈdun/
noun
1.
a composite plant, Cynara cardunculus, of the Mediterranean area, having a root and leafstalks eaten as a vegetable.
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[kahr-dohn] /kɑrˈdoʊn/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Middle French cardon < Old Provençal < Medieval Latin cardōn-, stem of cardō, for Latin card(u)us thistle, cardoon
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British Dictionary definitions for cardon

cardoon

/kɑːˈduːn/
noun
1.
a thistle-like S European plant, Cynara cardunculus, closely related to the artichoke, with spiny leaves, purple flowers, and a leafstalk that may be blanched and eaten: family Asteraceae (composites)
Word Origin
C17: from French cardon, ultimately from Latin carduus thistle, artichoke
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Word Origin and History for cardon

cardoon

n.

1610s, from French cardon, from Provençal cardon, properly "thistle," from Late latin cardonem (nominative cardo "thistle," related to Latin carduus "thistle, artichoke" (see harsh).

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Encyclopedia Article for cardon

cardoon

(Cynara cardunculus), thistlelike perennial herb of the family Asteraceae, native to southern Europe and North Africa, where it is used as a vegetable. Its blanched inner leaves and stalk (called the chard, though not to be confused with Swiss chard, or leaf beet) and thick main roots are usually boiled, seasoned, and served chilled in salads.

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