from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a genus of plants having only one species, the blessed thistle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large genus of composite plants, popularly known as thistles.
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- n. one species: blessed thistle
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See also nosebleeds blessed thistle cnicus benedictus, 220, 248