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cardoon


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cardoon 
  n  1:  southern  European  plant  having  spiny  leaves  and  purple 
  flowers  cultivated  for  its  edible  leafstalks  and  roots 
  [syn:  {Cynara  cardunculus}] 
  2:  only  parts  eaten  are  roots  and  especially  stalks  (blanched 
  and  used  as  celery);  related  to  artichokes 




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