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milk thistle

n
(Plants) another name for sow thistle
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Noun1.milk thistle - any of several Old World coarse prickly-leaved shrubs and subshrubs having milky juice and yellow flowersmilk thistle - any of several Old World coarse prickly-leaved shrubs and subshrubs having milky juice and yellow flowers; widely naturalized; often noxious weeds in cultivated soil
genus Sonchus, Sonchus - sow thistles
Sonchus oleraceus, milkweed - annual Eurasian sow thistle with soft spiny leaves and rayed yellow flower heads
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.milk thistle - tall Old World biennial thistle with large clasping white-blotched leaves and purple flower headsmilk thistle - tall Old World biennial thistle with large clasping white-blotched leaves and purple flower heads; naturalized in California and South America
genus Silybum, Silybum - small genus of east African herbs
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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milk thistle

n (bot) cardo mariano