A Mediterranean plant (Cynara cardunculus) closely related to the artichoke, cultivated for its edible leafstalks and roots.(noun)
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Use "cardoon" in a sentence
"Now the cardoon is the European artichoke run wild and its character somewhat altered in a different soil and climate."
"The Cook's Garden: Seeds and plants for gourmet gardeners, with 110 pages of heirlooms, herbs and quirky vegetables such as cardoon and orange cauliflower."
""Texas celery" is sometimes listed as a name variation for "cardoon," but "Texas celery" appears only very rarely in print."