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Etymology

Old English þistel

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Noun

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thistle

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  1. Any of several perennial composite plants, especially of genera Cirsium, Carduus, Cynara or Onopordum, having prickly leaves and showy flower heads with prickly bracts.
  2. The national emblem of Scotland.

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  • "thistle" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

thistle” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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