cardoon
noun Etymology: French cardon, from Late Latin cardon-, cardo thistle, from cardus, from Latin carduus thistle, cardoon Date: 1611 a large perennial Mediterranean plant (Cynara cardunculus) related to the artichoke and cultivated for its edible root and petioles; also the root and petioles

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  • Cardoon — Plants in bloom, Costa Vicentina National Park, Portugal Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • Cardoon — Car*doon (k[aum]r*d[=oo]n ), n. [F. cardon. The same word as F. cardon thistle, fr. L. carduus, cardus, LL. cardo. See 3d {Card}.] (Bot.) A large herbaceous plant ({Cynara Cardunculus}) related to the artichoke; used in cookery and as a salad.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cardoon — ► NOUN ▪ a tall thistle like plant related to the globe artichoke, with edible leaves and roots. ORIGIN French cardon, from Latin carduus thistle, artichoke …   English terms dictionary

  • cardoon — [kär do͞on′] n. [Fr cardon < Prov < LL cardo < L carduus: see CARD2] a thistlelike Mediterranean plant (Cynara cardunculus) of the composite family, closely related to the artichoke: leaves and roots are edible when blanched …   English World dictionary

  • cardoon — /kahr doohn /, n. a composite plant, Cynara cardunculus, of the Mediterranean area, having a root and leafstalks eaten as a vegetable. Also, cardon /kahr dohn /. [1605 15; < MF cardon < OPr < ML cardon , s. of cardo, for L card(u)us thistle,… …   Universalium

  • cardoon — car•doon [[t]kɑrˈdun[/t]] also car•don [[t] ˈdoʊn[/t]] n. pln a composite plant, Cynara cardunculus, of the Mediterranean area, having a root and leafstalks eaten as a vegetable • Etymology: 1605–15; < MF cardon < OPr < ML cardōn , s. of …   From formal English to slang

  • cardoon — dygusis artišokas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos daržovinis, maistinis, vaistinis augalas (Cynara cardunculus), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, pietų Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cynara cardunculus angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cardoon — noun prickly perennial plant, with impressive purple flowers Syn: artichoke, artichoke thistle, ground thistle, prickly artichoke …   Wiktionary

  • cardoon — n. tall prickly plant with edible leaves and roots (related to the artichoke) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cardoon — [kα: du:n] noun a tall thistle like plant related to the globe artichoke, with edible leaves and roots. [Cynara cardunculus.] Origin C17: from Fr. cardon, from carde edible part of an artichoke , from mod. Provençal cardo, based on L. carduus,… …   English new terms dictionary

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