HyperDic: cardoon

English > 2 senses of the word cardoon:
NOUNplantcardoon, Cynara cardunculussouthern European plant having spiny leaves and purple flowers cultivated for its edible leafstalks and roots
foodcardoononly parts eaten are roots and especially stalks (blanched and used as celery)
cardoon > pronunciation
Soundskaarduw'n
Rhymesafternoon ... Witherspoon: 64 rhymes with uwn...
English > cardoon: 2 senses > noun 1, plant
Meaningsouthern European plant having spiny leaves and purple flowers cultivated for its edible leafstalks and roots.
SynonymCynara cardunculus
Member ofCynara, genus Cynaraartichoke
PartscardoonOnly parts eaten are roots and especially stalks (blanched and used as celery)
BroadervegetableAny of various herbaceous plants cultivated for an edible part such as the fruit or the root of the beet or the leaf of spinach or the seeds of bean plants or the flower buds of broccoli or cauliflower
Spanishcardo, cynara cardunculus
Catalancard, cynara cardunculus, Cynara cardunculus
English > cardoon: 2 senses > noun 2, food
MeaningOnly parts eaten are roots and especially stalks (blanched and used as celery); related to artichokes.
Part ofcardoon, Cynara cardunculussouthern European plant having spiny leaves and purple flowers cultivated for its edible leafstalks and roots
Broadervegetable, veggie, vegedible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant

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