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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the tribe Cynareae — a genus of thistle-like plants, including artichoke and cardoon.

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  • His Pierrot of the Minute was himself, and his Cynara was the ever vanishing vision of his own insecurity and incapability.

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  • What it is: The dried extract of the leaf of the artichoke plant also known as Cynara scolymus.

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  • His love of Horace did less for him than the masters of sound, excepting that the vision comes in the name "Cynara".

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  • Mr. Buckley's story, "Cynara," a coming-of-age tale about two young men working on a charter sailboat in the early 1970s, is 15,000 words, a length that would have been prohibitive for The Atlantic in its print edition, but most likely too short for a book deal.

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  • (You should have seen Josh, Erica and Cynara nearly spit on their own chins guffawing at the band names when I got in this morning.)

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  • The photo above shows stout seedlings of Cynara scolymus ‘Violet de Provence’, free seeds that came with an issue of the British magazine Gardens Illustrated last year.

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  • And now I've just remembered Scarlet's sister, Cynara, who's dumped her husband to live with her dykey lover, D'Dora, who's driven the precocious Lola? you'll have to wait to hear more about her? out of their house and into Scarlet's.

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  • And I haven't even got round to mentioning Alice, Beverley's daughter and mother to Scarlet and Cynara.

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  • But the worst treachery of all, for my mother, was that he quoted a line from one of her favorite poems, “Cynara,” by Ernest Dowson, “I have been faithful to thee, Cynara! in my fashion …”

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  • But the worst treachery of all, for my mother, was that he quoted a line from one of her favorite poems, “Cynara,” by Ernest Dowson, “I have been faithful to thee, Cynara! in my fashion …”

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