cardoon : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n southern European plant having spiny leaves and purple flowers cultivated for its edible leafstalks and roots
- n only parts eaten are roots and especially stalks (blanched and used as celery); related to artichokes
- 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.
- He says yes, and he proves it one day at Babbo when he gets in a quiver over a cardoon (sort of a cross between celery and artichoke).