Origin of cardoon
Examples from the Web for cardoon
The milk is coagulated by an extract of thistle or cardoon flowers in two to six hours.The Complete Book of Cheese|Robert Carlton Brown
The cardoon is as high as a horse's back, but the Pampas thistle is often higher than the crown of the rider's head.A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World|Charles Darwin
The nest was in a cardoon bush, and contained five eggs—two of the Yellow-breast and three parasitical.Argentine Ornithology, Volume I (of 2)|P. L. Sclater
Four varieties are here described, of which the Spanish cardoon is the most common, and the cardon de Tours the best.
In its general character and appearance, the Cardoon resembles the Artichoke.The Field and Garden Vegetables of America|Fearing Burr
British Dictionary definitions for cardoon
Word Origin for cardoon
Word Origin and History 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).