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cardoon

noun car·doon \kär-ˈdün\

Definition of CARDOON

:  a large perennial Mediterranean plant (Cynara cardunculus) related to the artichoke and cultivated for its edible root and petioles; also :  the root and petioles
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Origin of CARDOON

French cardon, from Late Latin cardon-, cardo thistle, from cardus, from Latin carduus thistle, cardoon
First Known Use: 1611

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