car·​doon | \ kär-ˈdün How to pronounce cardoon (audio) \

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

Examples of cardoon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before the emergence of the French tacos, Vaulx-en-Velin was known as the cardoon capital of France. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, 12 Apr. 2021 There are stews made with cardoons and with apples or quinces in the fall, and with peaches in the late summer. Los Angeles Times, 10 Aug. 2019 This Merino sheep’s-milk cheese is from the Extremadura region of Spain and produced using the flower buds of the cardoon thistle. Molly Fitzpatrick, Bon Appetit, 26 Apr. 2018 Many edible plants are ornamental themselves, such as peppers, eggplants, fennel, dill, cardoon and kale. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, 21 Mar. 2018 If winter is mild, like our winters usually are, some kales, cardoons, carrots and celery survive and then set seeds too. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, 24 Jan. 2018 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). Debbie Arrington, sacbee, 14 July 2017 And what about kohlrabi, cardoon, pomelos, rambutan or cherimoya? Kim Boatman, The Mercury News, 29 Mar. 2017 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. Kym Pokorny | For The Oregonian/oregonlive,, 15 May 2017 See More

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First Known Use of cardoon

1594, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cardoon

French cardon, from Late Latin cardon-, cardo thistle, from cardus, from Latin carduus thistle, cardoon

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“Cardoon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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