from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a species of thistle (Onopordon acanthium); -- so called from its being the national emblem of the Scotch.
- n. either the cotton thistle, or the musk thistle, or the spear thistle; -- all used national emblems of Scotland.
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- n. biennial Eurasian white hairy thistle having pale purple flowers; naturalized in North America
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