golden thistle

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Noun1.golden thistle - any of several spiny Mediterranean herbs of the genus Scolymus having yellow flower heads
thistle - any of numerous plants of the family Compositae and especially of the genera Carduus and Cirsium and Onopordum having prickly-edged leaves
genus Scolymus, Scolymus - small genus of thistlelike herbs of the Mediterranean region
Scolymus hispanicus, Spanish oyster plant - a golden thistle of southwestern Europe cultivated for its edible sweet roots and edible leaves and stalks; its yellow flowers are used as a substitute for saffron
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