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- n. Any of the thistles in the genus Silybum.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an esculent European thistle (Silybum marianum), having the veins of its leaves of a milky whiteness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A thistle-like plant, Silybum (Carduus) Marianum, native in southern Europe, somewhat cultivated and spontaneous elsewhere. The leaves are variegated with white. Sometimes called lady's thistle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several Old World coarse prickly-leaved shrubs and subshrubs having milky juice and yellow flowers; widely naturalized; often noxious weeds in cultivated soil
- n. tall Old World biennial thistle with large clasping white-blotched leaves and purple flower heads; naturalized in California and South America
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