Associations to the word «Thistle»


THISTLE, noun. Any of several perennial composite plants, especially of genera Cirsium, Carduus, Cynara or Onopordum, having prickly leaves and showy flower heads with prickly bracts.
THISTLE, noun. This plant seen as the national emblem of Scotland.
THISTLE, noun. The Order of the Thistle, or membership thereof.
THISTLE CROWN, noun. An English gold coin of the reign of James I, worth four shillings.
THISTLE FUNNEL, noun. A funnel having a bulging body and flaring mouth.
THISTLE SAGE, noun. A North American herb, Salvia carduacea, the seeds of which were once used as a staple food
THISTLE TUBE, noun. (chemistry) An item of glass laboratory equipment like a funnel consisting of a long, fine tube and a bulbous reservoir at the top. Used for introducing liquids, with care, into a solution.

Dictionary definition

THISTLE, noun. Any of numerous plants of the family Compositae and especially of the genera Carduus and Cirsium and Onopordum having prickly-edged leaves.

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