cardon

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variant of cardoon

cardon

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noun

car·​don
ˈkärˌdän
plural -s
1
or less commonly cardona
kärˈdōnə
: any of several large columnar cacti especially of the genus Cereus that have a woody skeleton sometimes used for lumber (as in furniture making), may attain a height of 60 feet, and often form forestlike stands from Lower California to Chile and in Venezuela
2
: any of several cactuslike plants of the genus Euphorbia of Central America and the West Indies

Word History

Etymology

Noun

American Spanish cardón, from Spanish, teasel, from Late Latin cardon-, cardo thistle

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“Cardon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cardon. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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