milk thistle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n milk thistle tall Old World biennial thistle with large clasping white-blotched leaves and purple flower heads; naturalized in California and South America
    • n milk thistle any of several Old World coarse prickly-leaved shrubs and subshrubs having milky juice and yellow flowers; widely naturalized; often noxious weeds in cultivated soil
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Milk thistle (Bot) an esculent European thistle (Silybum marianum), having the veins of its leaves of a milky whiteness.
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Usage

In literature:

The channel had become filled with reeds, and great quantities of enormous milk or sow thistle (Sonchus oleraceous).
"Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration" by Ernest Giles
Then the milk-thistle bad those herds demand Three times a day the pail and welcome hand.
"The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth" by (Edited by William Knight)
The milk is coagulated by an extract of thistle or cardoon flowers in two to six hours.
"The Complete Book of Cheese" by Robert Carlton Brown
The juice of the "milk-thistles" (Sonchus) will cure warts.
"Current Superstitions" by Various
The old names for it were Milk Thistle and Holy Thistle.
"The Mayflower, January, 1905" by Various
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In poetry:

Maunching thistle and knotweed on her snout-
cruise—
Bloat tun of milk
On the move, hedged by a litter of feat-foot ninnies
"Sow" by Sylvia Plath
But aye I wi' my heuk will whang
The thistles, if in prickles strang
Your bonnie milk-white hands they wrang,
When we gang to the shearing.
"When Autumn Comes" by Robert Hogg

In news:

Milk Thistle Doesn't Help Hepatitis C. 00 AM on 11/26, issued at 2:39 AM Atlantic Beach, FL Bostwick, FL Brooker, FL Bryceville, FL.
Milk Thistle Doesn't Help Hepatitis C. Herbal Treatment Doesn't Help Treat Chronic Hepatitis C. WebMD Medical News.
Milk thistle , a popular herbal treatment used to treat liver disease, may offer little help for people with hepatitis C.
Milk Thistle Doesn't Help Hepatitis C. Shot of the Day.
Milk Thistle Doesn't Help Hepatitis C. Wichita, Kansas News, Weather & Sports.
Milk Thistle Doesn't Help Hepatitis C. 00 AM on 11/26, issued at 2:39 AM Atlantic Beach, FL Bostwick, FL Brooker, FL Bryceville, FL.
Milk Thistle Doesn't Help Hepatitis C. Herbal Treatment Doesn't Help Treat Chronic Hepatitis C. WebMD Medical News.
Milk thistle, a popular herbal treatment used to treat liver disease, may offer little help for people with hepatitis C.
Milk Thistle Doesn't Help Hepatitis C. Shot of the Day.
Milk Thistle Doesn't Help Hepatitis C. Wichita, Kansas News, Weather & Sports.
Until now, studies examining milk thistle 's effectiveness in treating a variety of liver diseases have produced mixed results.
In this study, researchers looked at the effects of milk thistle in treating 154 people with chronic hepatitis C who did not respond to interferon-based treatments.
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