blessed thistle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blessed thistle annual of Mediterranean to Portugal having hairy stems and minutely spiny-toothed leaves and large heads of yellow flowers
    • n blessed thistle tall Old World biennial thistle with large clasping white-blotched leaves and purple flower heads; naturalized in California and South America
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Blessed thistle Carduus benedictus, so named because it was formerly considered an antidote to the bite of venomous creatures.
    • Blessed thistle See under Thistle.
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Usage

In literature:

Blessed thistle is cultivated in Germany, and it is imported to a limited extent.
"Three Acres and Liberty" by Bolton Hall
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