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Related to Carduus: Carduus crispus, Carduus nutans, Cirsium


(Plants) a thistle, esp the species Carduus benedictus
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Noun1.carduus - genus of annual or perennial Old World prickly thistlesCarduus - genus of annual or perennial Old World prickly thistles
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
aster family, Asteraceae, Compositae, family Asteraceae, family Compositae - plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
Carduus crispus, welted thistle - European biennial introduced in North America having flower heads in crowded clusters at ends of branches
Carduus nutans, musk thistle, nodding thistle - Eurasian perennial naturalized in eastern North America having very spiny white cottony foliage and nodding musky crimson flower heads; valuable source of nectar
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Effect of Sesbania sesban and Carduus pycnocephalus leaves and fenugreek seeds (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.
Mary's thistle, milk thistle, holy thistle, old lady's thistle, lady's thistle, Mary thistle, Marian thistle, true thistle, Carduus marianus.
There are also other references to distilled Carduus Benedictus in Much Ado, the distilled liquor to feign death in Romeo and Juliet, distilled waters used to balm the head in the Taming of the Shrew.
The Directors of Carduus Housing, an investment vehicle established to identify and invest in residential property in the UK which is suitable for renting to tenants in the Affordable Housing sector, are pleased to announce that the Company's [pounds sterling]3,500,000 6.