HyperDic: spear_thistle

English > 1 sense of the expression spear thistle:
NOUNplantspear thistle, bull thistle, boar thistle, Cirsium vulgare, Cirsium lanceolatumEuropean thistle with rather large heads and prickly leaves
English > spear thistle: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
MeaningEuropean thistle with rather large heads and prickly leaves; extensively naturalized as a weed in the United States.
Synonymsbull thistle, boar thistle, Cirsium vulgare, Cirsium lanceolatum
Broaderplume thistle, plumed thistleAny of numerous biennial to perennial herbs with handsome purple or yellow or occasionally white flower heads

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