noun car·doon \kär-ˈdün\

Definition of cardoon

  1. :  a large perennial Mediterranean plant (Cynara cardunculus) related to the artichoke and cultivated for its edible root and stalks; also :  the root and petioles

Origin and Etymology of cardoon

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

First Known Use: 1611

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