a thistlelike Mediterranean plant (Cynara cardunculus) of the composite family, closely related to the artichoke: leaves and roots are edible when blanched
Origin of cardoonFrench cardon ; from ProvenÃ§al ; from Late Latin cardo ; from Classical Latin carduus: see card
A Mediterranean plant (Cynara cardunculus) closely related to the artichoke, cultivated for its edible leafstalks and roots.
Origin of cardoonMiddle English cardoun, from Old French cardon, from Old Provençal, from Late Latin card&omacron;, card&omacron;n-, from Latin carduus, wild thistle.
- Cynara cardunculus, a prickly perennial plant with impressive purple flowers.