from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of cynaroid Compositæ with a thistle-like habit, remarkable for having its one-flowered heads crowded in dense terminal clusters resembling the ordinary flower-head of the order.
- n. A genus of Madagascan insectivorous mammals, of the family Centetidæ, containing the sokinah, E. telfairi.
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- n. genus of Mediterranean and Eurasian herbs: globe thistles
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