- a composite plant, Cynara cardunculus, of the Mediterranean area, having a root and leafstalks eaten as a vegetable.
Origin of cardoon
Examples from the Web for cardon
Contemporary Examples of cardon
And Cardon told Politico last week, “I think Jeff and I are both quality gentlemen who will keep it to the issues.”The Other Mormon Primary
August 11, 2011
Historical Examples of cardon
Cardon made a stabbing gesture with the stiletto, which he still held.
"And there is also the matter of Pelton's daughter, and his son," Cardon said.
"Well, we're in a nice puddle of something-or-other," Cardon greeted him.
This Literate can be trusted; he's a friend of Mr. Cardon's.
"And Cardon's gone completely cloak-and-dagger-happy," she continued.
- 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)
Word Origin for cardoon
1610s, from French cardon, from Provençal cardon, properly "thistle," from Late latin cardonem (nominative cardo "thistle," related to Latin carduus "thistle, artichoke" (see harsh).