HyperDic: woolly_thistle

English > 2 senses of the expression woolly thistle:
NOUNplantwoolly thistle, cotton thistle, Scotch thistle, Onopordum acanthium, Onopordon acanthiumbiennial Eurasian white hairy thistle having pale purple flowers
plantwoolly thistle, Cirsium flodmaniithistle of western North America having white woolly leaves
English > woolly thistle: 2 senses > noun 1, plant
Meaningbiennial Eurasian white hairy thistle having pale purple flowers; naturalized in North America.
Synonymscotton thistle, Scotch thistle, Onopordum acanthium, Onopordon acanthium
Member ofOnopordum, genus Onopordum, Onopordon, genus OnopordonA genus of Eurasian herbs of the family Compositae with prickly foliage and large purplish flowers
BroaderthistleAny of numerous plants of the family Compositae and especially of the genera ... / genera Carduus and Cirsium and Onopordum having prickly-edged leaves
Spanishcardo borriqueño, cardo borriquero, cardo yesquero, toba
Catalanbufassa, cardiga
English > woolly thistle: 2 senses > noun 2, plant
Meaningthistle of western North America having white woolly leaves.
SynonymCirsium flodmanii
NarrowerEuropean woolly thistle, Cirsium eriophorumwoolly thistle of western and central Europe and Balkan Peninsula
Broaderplume thistle, plumed thistleAny of numerous biennial to perennial herbs with handsome purple or yellow or occasionally white flower heads

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