Fuller's thistle

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(Bot.) the teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) whose burs are used by fullers in dressing cloth. See Teasel.
the teasel.

See also: Fuller, Thistle

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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One of the plants he might have photographed during his travels is the Fuller's Thistle shown in this photograph.
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The beauty that Thoreau reveals in the dispersion of seeds and forest succession is neither the romantic's "visionary gleam" nor the theologian's "design." It is the beauty of indirection--of determining by the numbers of redpolls and goldfinches whether there is a good crop of birch seeds, of reckoning that a straight line of Alder corresponds to some bygone high-water mark, and that the fuller's thistle growing along the Concord river shore was "planted" by the fulling mills at Lowell, many miles upstream.