carline thistle

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Noun1.Carline thistle - a thistle of the genus Carlinacarline thistle - a thistle of the genus Carlina  
thistle - any of numerous plants of the family Compositae and especially of the genera Carduus and Cirsium and Onopordum having prickly-edged leaves
Carlina, genus Carlina - genus of Mediterranean thistles
Carlina acaulis, stemless carline thistle - stemless perennial having large flowers with white or purple-brown florets nestled in a rosette of long spiny leaves hairy beneath; of alpine regions of southern and eastern Europe
Carlina vulgaris, common carline thistle - Eurasian thistle growing in sand dunes and dry chalky soils
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