cardoon definition

  • noun:
    • A Mediterranean plant (Cynara cardunculus) closely pertaining to the artichoke, cultivated for its edible leafstalks and roots.
    • Cynara cardunculus, a prickly perennial plant with impressive purple plants.
    • A large herbaceous plant (Cynara Cardunculus) about the artichoke; -- used in cookery and as a salad.
    • A thistle.
    • The Cynara Cardunculus, a perennial plant of the same genus since the artichoke, and significantly resembling it.
    • just parts eaten are origins and especially stalks (blanched and used as celery); associated with artichokes
    • south European plant having spiny leaves and purple flowers developed for its delicious leafstalks and roots

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