HyperDic: white_thistle

English > 2 senses of the expression white thistle:
NOUNplantwhite thistle, prickly poppy, argemone, devil's figany plant of the genus Argemone having large white or yellow flowers and prickly leaves and stems and pods
plantwhite thistle, quail bush, quail brush, Atriplex lentiformisspiny shrub with silvery-scurfy foliage of alkaline plains of southwestern United States and Mexico
English > white thistle: 2 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningAny plant of the genus Argemone having large white or yellow flowers and prickly leaves and stems and pods; chiefly of tropical America.
Synonymsprickly poppy, argemone, devil's fig
Member ofgenus Argemoneprickly poppies
NarrowerMexican poppy, Argemone mexicanaannual herb with prickly stems and large yellow flowers
Broaderherb, herbaceous plantA plant lacking a permanent woody stem
Spanishargemone
Catalanargemone
English > white thistle: 2 senses > noun 2, plant
MeaningSpiny shrub with silvery-scurfy foliage of alkaline plains of southwestern United States and Mexico.
Synonymsquail bush, quail brush, Atriplex lentiformis
BroadersaltbushAny of various shrubby plants of the genus Atriplex that thrive in dry alkaline soil
Spanishatriplex lentiformis, chicalote, salado
Catalanatriplex lentiformis

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