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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.]
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(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]
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also car•don


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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Noun1.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
Cynara, genus Cynara - artichoke; cardoon
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
cardoon, Cynara cardunculus - southern European plant having spiny leaves and purple flowers cultivated for its edible leafstalks and roots
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References in classic literature ?
Set out for Buenos Ayres -- Rio Sauce -- Sierra Ventana -- Third Posta -- Driving Horses -- Bolas -- Partridges and Foxes -- Features of the Country -- Long-legged Plover -- Teru-tero -- Hail-storm -- Natural Enclosures in the Sierra Tapalguen -- Flesh of Puma -- Meat Diet -- Guardia del Monte -- Effects of Cattle on the Vegetation -- Cardoon -- Buenos Ayres -- Corral where Cattle are Slaughtered.
But the cardoon (Cynara cardunculus) has a far wider range: [9] it occurs in these latitudes on both sides of the, Cordillera, across the continent.
474) says that the cardoon and artichoke are both found wild.
In my garden I have the wonderful Cynara cardunculus, or cardoon, which has huge deeply cut silver leaves and a flower stem that can reach 6ft with large buds that look like artichoke flowers.
Cardoon (cardoni, cardune), or burdock, is known in Europe and America; here, it is traditionally gathered in the wild in spring, before the stalks get too tough and large.
Orach, salsify, lamb's quarters, Belgian endive and cardoon, perhaps?
Dissolving grade eco-clean cellulose pulps by integrated fractionation of cardoon (Cynara cardunculus L.) stalk biomass.
Morse--who was widely traveled and aware of European culinary practices--introduced eggplant, cardoon, and artichoke to the kitchen garden.
Amorim, "Optimisation, by response surface methodology, of degree of hydrolysis and antioxidant and ACE-inhibitory activities of whey protein hydrolysates obtained with cardoon extract," International Dairy Journal, vol.
A field experiment on cardoon seeds (Cynara cardunculus L.) was carried out during two successive seasons to study the effect of electromagnetic fields (EMF) on cardoon growth and its palmitic acid content.