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cardoon Syllabification: car·doon
Pronunciation: /kärˈdo͞on/

Definition of cardoon in English:

noun

A tall thistlelike southern European plant related to the globe artichoke, with leaves and roots that may be used as vegetables.
  • Cynaracardunculus, family Compositae
Example sentences
  • A tabletop glows with help from simple arrangements of gilded eucalyptus leaves, allium seed heads, poppy pods, and a cardoon.
  • But there are also edible species of biennial, including carrots, parsley, parsnips and globe artichoke or cardoon.
  • As a wild plant, the cardoon is notably persistent and fast-spreading.

Origin

Early 17th century: from French cardon, from carde 'edible part of an artichoke', from modern Provençal cardo, based on Latin carduus, cardus 'thistle, artichoke'.

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