American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A widely distributed butterfly (Vanessa cardui) having brown, black, and orange markings. Also called cosmopolite, thistle butterfly.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The thistle-butterfly, Vanessa (or Pyrameis) cardui, of an orange-red color spotted with white and black. See cut in next column.
- n. The sweet pea, Lathyrus odoratus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Zoöl.) a bright-colored butterfly. See Thistle butterfly.
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