Cardon



a composite plant, Cynara cardunculus, of the Mediterranean area, having a root and leafstalks eaten as a vegetable.
Contemporary Examples

And cardon told Politico last week, “I think Jeff and I are both quality gentlemen who will keep it to the issues.”
The Other Mormon Primary McKay Coppins August 10, 2011

Historical Examples

Brigade commander Chernov, prodded by cardon, jumped to his feet.
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cardon made a stabbing gesture with the stiletto, which he still held.
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When cardon entered and was recognized, there was a concerted movement toward him.
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“And there is also the matter of Pelton’s daughter, and his son,” cardon said.
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cardon pulled off the hoods and zipped open the white robes.
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Looking at it, the Literate nodded in recognition of cardon’s Literacy.
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One of Pelton’s traffic-control men appeared on cardon’s screen.
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This Literate can be trusted; he’s a friend of Mr. cardon’s.
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“A couple of hundred years ago, they had something they called the Sullivan Law,” cardon told him.
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noun
a thistle-like S European plant, Cynara cardunculus, closely related to the artichoke, with spiny leaves, purple flowers, and a leafstalk that may be blanched and eaten: family Asteraceae (composites)
n.

1610s, from French cardon, from Provençal cardon, properly “thistle,” from Late latin cardonem (nominative cardo “thistle,” related to Latin carduus “thistle, artichoke” (see harsh).

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