HyperDic: thistle

English > 1 sense of the word thistle:
NOUNplantthistleany of numerous plants of the family Compositae and especially of the genera ... / genera Carduus and Cirsium and Onopordum having prickly-edged leaves
thistle > pronunciation
Soundsthih'sahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > thistle: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
MeaningAny of numerous plants of the family Compositae and especially of the genera ... / genera Carduus and Cirsium and Onopordum having prickly-edged leaves.
Member ofCompositae, family Compositae, Asteraceae, family Asteraceae, aster familyplants with heads composed of many florets
Narrowerblessed thistle, sweet sultan, Cnicus benedictusannual of Mediterranean to Portugal having hairy stems and minutely spiny-toothed leaves and large heads of yellow flowers
carline thistleA thistle of the genus Carlina
cotton thistle, woolly thistle, Scotch thistle, Onopordum acanthium, Onopordon acanthiumbiennial Eurasian white hairy thistle having pale purple flowers
field thistle, Cirsium discolorstout North American thistle with purplish-pink flower heads
golden thistleAny of several spiny Mediterranean herbs of the genus Scolymus having yellow flower heads
melancholy thistle, Cirsium heterophylum, Cirsium helenioidesperennial stoloniferous thistle of northern Europe with lanceolate basal leaves and usually solitary heads of reddish-purple flowers
musk thistle, nodding thistle, Carduus nutansEurasian perennial naturalized in eastern North America having very spiny white cottony foliage and nodding musky crimson flower heads
plume thistle, plumed thistleAny of numerous biennial to perennial herbs with handsome purple or yellow or occasionally white flower heads
welted thistle, Carduus crispusEuropean biennial introduced in North America having flower heads in crowded clusters at ends of branches
BroaderweedAny plant that crowds out cultivated plants
Spanishcardo
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