• WordNet 3.6
    • n Scolymus small genus of thistlelike herbs of the Mediterranean region
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scolymus A genus of plants of the family Asteraceæ. It contains three species, natives of the Mediterranean region. S. Hispanicus, the Spanish oyster-plant or golden thistle, is sometimes cultivated for its edible root, which is used like that of salsify. Other species are rarely grown for ornament.
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