Cardon

cardoon

[kahr-doon]
noun
a composite plant, Cynara cardunculus, of the Mediterranean area, having a root and leafstalks eaten as a vegetable.
Also, cardon [kahr-dohn] .


Origin:
1605–15; < Middle French cardon < Old Provençal < Medieval Latin cardōn-, stem of cardō, for Latin card(u)us thistle, cardoon

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cardoon (kɑːˈduːn)
 
n
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)
 
[C17: from French cardon, ultimately from Latin carduus thistle, artichoke]

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