cardon

Definition of cardon

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variant of

cardon

noun
car·​don | \ ˈkärˌdän \
plural -s

Definition of cardon (Entry 2 of 2)

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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History and Etymology for cardon

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 1 Oct. 2020.

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