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Noun: cardoon  kaa(r)'doon
  1. Southern European plant having spiny leaves and purple flowers cultivated for its edible leafstalks and roots
    - Cynara cardunculus
  2. Only parts eaten are roots and especially stalks (blanched and used as celery); related to artichokes

Derived forms: cardoons

Type of: veg, vegetable, veggie

Part of: Cynara, genus Cynara

Encyclopedia: Cardoon