from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various plants of the genus Sonchus, especially S. oleraceus of Eurasia, having prickly leaves and rayed, yellow flower heads.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of the thistles in one of the genera Cicerbita and Sonchus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a composite plant (Sonchus oleraceus) said to be eaten by swine and some other animals.
  • n. Sonchus oleraceus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plant of the genus Sonchus, primarily S. oleraceus, a weed of waste places, probably native in Europe and central Asia, but now diffused nearly all over the world.

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


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