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cardon

noun car·don \ ˈkärˌdän \

Definition of cardon

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

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Origin and Etymology of cardon

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


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