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- adjective Having the form or characteristics of a
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- adjective resembling a thistle
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These are more like a sanguisorba flowerhead and very un-thistlelike.
Native to the Mediterranean and a member of the sunflower family, cardoon produces large, blue-purple thistlelike blooms in spring.
The blue devil, however, is merely a ` thistlelike plant 'and the tone is neutral in bluetongue, a ` lizard with a bright blue tongue,' also, perhaps from confusion with the sleepy lizard, ` a shed-hand on a sheep-station, 'and in blue flyer ` the female of the red kangaroo' and blue heeler ` a cattle dog, 'if not blue pointer, ` a large shark'.