HyperDic: blessed_thistle

English > 2 senses of the expression blessed thistle:
NOUNplantblessed thistle, milk thistle, lady's thistle, Our Lady's mild thistle, holy thistle, Silybum marianumtall Old World biennial thistle with large clasping white-blotched leaves and purple flower heads
plantblessed thistle, sweet sultan, Cnicus benedictusannual of Mediterranean to Portugal having hairy stems and minutely spiny-toothed leaves and large heads of yellow flowers
English > blessed thistle: 2 senses > noun 1, plant
Meaningtall Old World biennial thistle with large clasping white-blotched leaves and purple flower heads; naturalized in California and South America.
Synonymsmilk thistle, lady's thistle, Our Lady's mild thistle, holy thistle, Silybum marianum
Member ofSilybum, genus Silybumsmall genus of east African herbs
Broaderherb, herbaceous plantA plant lacking a permanent woody stem
English > blessed thistle: 2 senses > noun 2, plant
Meaningannual of Mediterranean to Portugal having hairy stems and minutely spiny-toothed leaves and large heads of yellow flowers.
Synonymssweet sultan, Cnicus benedictus
Member ofCnicus, genus CnicusOne species
BroaderthistleAny of numerous plants of the family Compositae and especially of the genera ... / genera Carduus and Cirsium and Onopordum having prickly-edged leaves

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