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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small genus of composites, of the Mediterranean region, in many respects like the thistle, but having an involucre composed of thick, fleshy, spiny scales, and a remarkably thick, fleshy receptacle covered with numerous bristles.

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  • noun artichoke; cardoon

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