Definition of cardoon
: a large perennial Mediterranean plant (Cynara cardunculus) related to the artichoke and cultivated for its edible root and stalks; also : the root and petioles
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Behind her home, Gouveia turned seven steeply sloped acres into a terraced demonstration farm featuring unusual edibles such as spineless nopales, pineapple guavas and cardoon (an artichoke cousin).
Though a little can go a long way, plants like bear's breeches (Acanthus mollis), native umbrella plant (Darmera peltata), Japanese aralia (Fatsia japonica) and cardoon (Cynara cardunculus) are good candidates placed in the back of a bed.
And what about kohlrabi, cardoon, pomelos, rambutan or cherimoya?
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Origin and Etymology of cardoon
French cardon, from Late Latin cardon-, cardo thistle, from cardus, from Latin carduus thistle, cardoon
First Known Use: 1611See Words from the same year
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