cardoon cardoon  /kɑr ˈdun/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) southern European plant having spiny leaves and purple flowers cultivated for its edible leafstalks and roots
  2. (n) only parts eaten are roots and especially stalks (blanched and used as celery); related to artichokes

Usage(s):

  • Each formthe ribbed curves of the cardoon stalks, the fleshy convolutions of the hanging cabbage, the ragged lace of the lettuceis rendered with breathtaking economy.

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