/ karduːn /
Množina reči cardoon je cardoons.
ETYM French cardon. The same word as French cardon thistle, from Latin carduus, cardus, Late Lat. cardo. Related to Card.
1. Only parts eaten are roots and especially stalks (blanched and used as celery); related to artichokes.
2. Southern European plant having spiny leaves and purple flowers cultivated for its edible leafstalks and roots; SYN. Cynara cardunculus.