masculine noun
1. (botany) (Central America) (Mexico) 
El cardón es uno de los cactus de mayor tamaño que existen.The Mexican giant cardon is one of the larger cactuses that there are.
El fruto del cardón es espinoso, y sus flores tienen forma de embudo.The fruit of the elephant cactus is prickly, and its flowers are funnel-shaped.
2. (botany) (Bolivia) (Puerto Rico) (Southern Cone) (Venezuela) 
a. cereus 
En el jardín botánico de Tilcara, vimos distintas especies de cardón.In the botannical garden of Tilcara, we saw different species of cereus.
(S. Cone) species of giant cactus
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