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Related to cardoon: globe artichoke
A Mediterranean plant (Cynara cardunculus) closely related to the artichoke, cultivated for its edible leafstalks and roots.
[Middle English cardoun, from Old French cardon, from Old Provençal, from Late Latin cardō, cardōn-, from Latin carduus, wild thistle.]
(Plants) 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]
a composite plant, Cynara cardunculus, of the Mediterranean area, having a root and leafstalks eaten as a vegetable.
[1605–15; < Middle French cardon < Old Provençal < Medieval Latin cardōn-, s. of cardō, for Latin card(u)us thistle, cardoon]
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|Noun||1.||cardoon - southern European plant having spiny leaves and purple flowers cultivated for its edible leafstalks and roots|
cardoon - only parts eaten are roots and especially stalks (blanched and used as celery); related to artichokes
vegetable - any of various herbaceous plants cultivated for an edible part such as the fruit or the root of the beet or the leaf of spinach or the seeds of bean plants or the flower buds of broccoli or cauliflower
|2.||cardoon - only parts eaten are roots and especially stalks (blanched and used as celery); related to artichokes|
veg, vegetable, veggie - edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant