Definitions of cardoon
  1. noun
    southern European plant having spiny leaves and purple flowers cultivated for its edible leafstalks and roots
    synonyms: Cynara cardunculus
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    type of:
    any 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
  2. noun
    only parts eaten are roots and especially stalks (blanched and used as celery); related to artichokes
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    type of:
    veg, vegetable, veggie
    edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
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