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cardoon

[ kahr-doon ]
/ kɑrˈdun /
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noun
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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British Dictionary definitions for cardoon

cardoon
/ (kɑːˈduːn) /

noun
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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