blue thistle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blue thistle a coarse prickly European weed with spikes of blue flowers; naturalized in United States
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Usage

In literature:

The plant somewhat resembles a thistle, but has a small blue flower, and when fresh forms the best feed.
"Spinifex and Sand" by David W Carnegie
Here is a fine one, like a thistle, with stiff prickly leaves, and a stiff blue stem.
"On the Seashore" by R. Cadwallader Smith
With the blue-grass are associated a few thistles, yarrow, and several other herbs.
"The Mammals of Warren Woods, Berrien County, Michigan" by Lee Raymond Dice
But for her blue-thistle gaze and the plaint of her body, you'd scarcely know she was there.
"Woman" by Magdeleine Marx
It was the blue of bluebells, banded with swansdown and embroidered with silver thistles.
"Vision House" by C. N. Williamson
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