HyperDic: carduus

English > 1 sense of the word Carduus:
NOUNplantCarduus, genus Carduusgenus of annual or perennial Old World prickly thistles
English > Carduus: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
Meaninggenus of annual or perennial Old World prickly thistles.
Synonymgenus Carduus
Member ofCompositae, family Compositae, Asteraceae, family Asteraceae, aster familyplants with heads composed of many florets
Membersmusk thistle, nodding thistle, Carduus nutansEurasian perennial naturalized in eastern North America having very spiny white cottony foliage and nodding musky crimson flower heads
welted thistle, Carduus crispusEuropean biennial introduced in North America having flower heads in crowded clusters at ends of branches
Broaderasterid dicot genusgenus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
Spanishcarduus, genus carduus
Catalancarduus, Carduus, genus carduus

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