[ UK /kɑːdˈuːn/ ]
[ US /kɑɹˈdun/ ]
  1. southern European plant having spiny leaves and purple flowers cultivated for its edible leafstalks and roots
  2. only parts eaten are roots and especially stalks (blanched and used as celery); related to artichokes
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How To Use cardoon In A Sentence

  • As a wild plant, the cardoon is notably persistent and fast-spreading.
  • It was a Spanish picture, a rare, early still-life of a cardoon and francolin by Juan Sanchez Cotan, offered at Christie's on 8 January, which found the highest price.
  • They're quite an attractive plant and the flowers are rather jolly too, so like the cardoon this would make a good space filler for the back of a large herbaceous border, with the added bonus of a harvest at the end of the summer.
  • But there are also edible species of biennial, including carrots, parsley, parsnips and globe artichoke or cardoon.
  • We recognize the wonderfully painted peaches and pear suggesting the fleshy cheeks and nose of "Vertumnus" (c. 1590), note his peapod eyelids and cardoon moustache, then fleetingly manage to see this paean to abundance as a portrait of the robust Rudolph II, before losing ourselves in cabbage leaves, olives, a blackberry eye, and the glistening cherries of his protruding Hapsburg lip. The Proto-Surrealist
  • Arrange garlic, salsify and artichokes on other side and serve cardoons and mache on separate plate.
  • On 8 December, Christie's London offer Still life with cardoon and francolin by the enigmatic Spanish master Juan Sanchez Cotan.
  • One or two other insidious pests have crept almost unnoticed into my garden this month including blackfly, which have infested the tall flowering stems of the cardoons.
  • In Italy, look out for varieties of elegantly grey-leaved cardoons and artichokes, zucchini, cavolo nero, flat Neapolitan parsley, Principe di Bologna tomatoes and rocket (rucola).
  • Scampi and cardoon risotto, risotto with tartufo bianco, brodo di pesce, veal kidney's, and so on.
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