Definitions for Thistle
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any of numerous plants of the family Compositae and especially of the genera Carduus and Cirsium and Onopordum having prickly-edged leaves
Any of several perennial composite plants, especially of genera Cirsium, Carduus, Cynara or Onopordum, having prickly leaves and showy flower heads with prickly bracts.
This plant seen as the national emblem of Scotland.
The Order of the Thistle, or membership thereof.
Etymology: From þistel, from þistilaz. *þīh- from *teyg-, which is a variant of steyg-; from this same Proto-Indo-European root comes English stick. Cognates include German Distel and Icelandic þistill.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The golden thistle hath the appearance of a thistle: the flower consists of many half florets, which rest on the embrios; each of these are separated by a thin leaf, and on the top of each embrio is fastened a little leaf. Philip Miller.
carduus, Lat. A prickly weed growing in corn fields.
Etymology: þistel , Saxon; diestel, Dutch;
The leaves of the thistle grow alternately on the branches, and are prickly; and the heads are, for the most part, squamose and prickly. Philip Miller.
Hateful docks, rough thistles, kecksies, burs. William Shakespeare.
Get you some carduus benedictus, and lay it to your heart. ———— There thou prick’st her with a thistle. William Shakespeare.
Thorns also and thistles it shall bring thee forth. John Milton.
Tough thistles choak’d the fields, and kill’d the corn,
And an unthrifty crop of weeds was born. Dryden.
Rie grass will kill thistles. John Mortimer, Husb.
any one of several prickly composite plants, especially those of the genera Cnicus, Craduus, and Onopordon. The name is often also applied to other prickly plants
Thistle is the common name of a group of flowering plants characterised by leaves with sharp prickles on the margins, mostly in the family Asteraceae. Prickles often occur all over the plant – on surfaces such as those of the stem and flat parts of leaves. These are an adaptation that protects the plant against herbivorous animals, discouraging them from feeding on the plant. Typically, an involucre with a clasping shape of a cup or urn subtends each of a thistle's flowerheads. The term thistle is sometimes taken to mean exactly those plants in the tribe Cynareae, especially the genera Carduus, Cirsium, and Onopordum. However, plants outside this tribe are sometimes called thistles, and if this is done thistles would form a polyphyletic group. Thistle is the floral emblem of Scotland.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
this′l, n. a genus of prickly plants.—n. This′tle-down, the tufted feathery bristles of the seeds of the thistle.—adj. This′tly, overgrown with thistles. [A.S. thistel; Ger. distel.]
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The numerical value of Thistle in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Thistle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
You want to wake up and have some protein and drink tons and tons of water and maybe some herbal teas that help to protect the liver like milk thistle, dandelion tea and green tea.
Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle may not grow.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
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- магарешки бодилBulgarian
- cardCatalan, Valencian
- takiainen, ohdakeFinnish
- cluaran, fòghnanScottish Gaelic
- アザミ, 薊Japanese
- DëschtelLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- scaiete, ciulinRomanian
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