• WordNet 3.6
    • n cardoon only parts eaten are roots and especially stalks (blanched and used as celery); related to artichokes
    • n cardoon southern European plant having spiny leaves and purple flowers cultivated for its edible leafstalks and roots
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cardoon (Bot) A large herbaceous plant (Cynara Cardunculus) related to the artichoke; -- used in cookery and as a salad.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cardoon A thistle.
    • n cardoon The Cynara Cardunculus, a perennial plant belonging to the same genus as the artichoke, and somewhat resembling it. It is a native of the countries bordering the Mediterranean. Its thick fleshy stalks and the ribs of its leaves are blanched and eaten in Spain and France as a vegetable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cardoon kar-dōōn′ a perennial plant, the prickly artichoke of the Mediterranean region
    • Cardoon Also Chardoon′
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. cardon,. The same word as F. cardon, thistle, fr. L. carduus, cardus, LL. cardo,. See 3d Card


In literature:

"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
The milk is coagulated by an extract of thistle or cardoon flowers in two to six hours.
"The Complete Book of Cheese" by Robert Carlton Brown
In a retentive soil Cardoons should be grown on the flat, but the plant is a tolerably thirsty subject, and must have sufficient water.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
Sometimes, particularly in France, the central leaf-stalk is blanched, and eaten like cardoons.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Cardoons are found to prosper on light deep soils.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
Band and earth up cardoons.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 7" by Various

In news:

Cardoon honey panna cotta with honey- propolis salted caramel.
Cardoon honey panna cotta with honey propolis caramel.