Definition of cardoon in English:

Share this entry

cardoon

Pronunciation: /kärˈdo͞on/

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'.

Words that rhyme with cardoon

afternoon, attune, autoimmune, baboon, balloon, bassoon, bestrewn, boon, Boone, bridoon, buffoon, Cameroon, Cancún, cartoon, Changchun, cocoon, commune, croon, doubloon, dragoon, dune, festoon, galloon, goon, harpoon, hoon, immune, importune, impugn, Irgun, jejune, June, Kowloon, lagoon, lampoon, loon, macaroon, maroon, monsoon, moon, Muldoon, noon, oppugn, picayune, platoon, poltroon, pontoon, poon, prune, puccoon, raccoon, Rangoon, ratoon, rigadoon, rune, saloon, Saskatoon, Sassoon, Scone, soon, spittoon, spoon, swoon, Troon, tune, tycoon, typhoon, Walloon

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: car·doon

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.