holy thistle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n holy 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
    • Holy thistle (Bot) the blessed thistle. See under Thistle.
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Usage

In literature:

I've gathered some splendid fresh betony and holy-thistle.
"One Snowy Night" by Emily Sarah Holt
The old names for it were Milk Thistle and Holy Thistle.
"The Mayflower, January, 1905" by Various
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