Scotch thistle


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Noun1.Scotch thistle - biennial Eurasian white hairy thistle having pale purple flowersScotch thistle - biennial Eurasian white hairy thistle having pale purple flowers; naturalized in North America
thistle - any of numerous plants of the family Compositae and especially of the genera Carduus and Cirsium and Onopordum having prickly-edged leaves
genus Onopordon, genus Onopordum, Onopordon, Onopordum - a genus of Eurasian herbs of the family Compositae with prickly foliage and large purplish flowers
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"Thistles, uncle, Scotch thistles! There are seven of them one for each boy!
Scotch thistle and carline thistle, pistachio and cyclamen leaves, the rock samphire and golden samphire, both of which we discover at Cape Greco, are added to cooking pots and salads in Cyprus.
Invasive species targeted for control include: yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis), Scotch thistle (Onopordum acanthium), dyer's woad (Isatis tinctoria), Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia), rush skeletonweed (Chondrilla juncea), and giant reed (Arundo donax).