globe thistle


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n globe thistle any of various plants of the genus Echinops having prickly leaves and dense globose heads of bluish flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Globe thistle (Bot) a thistlelike plant with the flowers in large globular heads (Cynara Scolymus); also, certain species of the related genus Echinops.
    • Globe thistle etc. See under Globe Melon, etc.
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