[ kahr-doon ]
/ kɑrˈdun /
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a composite plant, Cynara cardunculus, of the Mediterranean area, having a root and leafstalks eaten as a vegetable.
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Also car·don [kahr-dohn]. /kɑrˈdoʊn/.
Origin of cardoon
1605–15; <Middle French cardon<Old Provençal <Medieval Latin cardōn-, stem of cardō, for Latin card(u)us thistle, cardoon
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How to use cardoon in a sentence
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|McKay Coppins|August 11, 2011|DAILY BEAST
If this Sandford be, as I suspect, that villain Cardon, success will indeed be triumph—victory!Recollections of a Policeman|William Russell (aka Thomas Waters)
The close-fitting chapelle-de-fer is adorned with cardon flowers, the arms of his house.Spanish Arms and Armour|Albert F. Calvert
Footnote 574: Cardon, Del governo nella monarchia costituzionale, 125.The Governments of Europe|Frederic Austin Ogg
Cardon put the disk in his pocket recorder and set it for play-back, putting the plug in his ear.
Cardon grabbed the blue-and-orange clad man and dragged him to one side.
British Dictionary definitions for cardoon
/ (kɑːˈduːn) /
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
C17: from French cardon, ultimately from Latin carduus thistle, artichoke
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