white thistle


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Noun1.white thistle - any plant of the genus Argemone having large white or yellow flowers and prickly leaves and stems and podswhite thistle - any plant of the genus Argemone having large white or yellow flowers and prickly leaves and stems and pods; chiefly of tropical America
genus Argemone - prickly poppies
Argemone mexicana, Mexican poppy - annual herb with prickly stems and large yellow flowers; southern United States to West Indies and Mexico
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
2.white thistle - spiny shrub with silvery-scurfy foliage of alkaline plains of southwestern United States and Mexico
saltbush - any of various shrubby plants of the genus Atriplex that thrive in dry alkaline soil
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Flavoured seasonally by the flowers his bees feast on - from orange blossom to white thistle and borage - it's honey worth travelling for, especially when you consider it only takes three hours to fly to Malta from London.
Born in Zimbabwe, he qualifies to wear the white thistle through his father, who was born in Barrhead, Renfrewshire.
But even before Sinkinson and Howarth were put in the dock, Simpson has had to endure two years of rumour and innuendo suggesting he was not qualified to wear the White Thistle.
As youngsters, they dreamed of wearing the famous All Black kit with its silver fern, but now they are committed to the dark blue with the white thistle - thanks to their Linlithgow-born grandad, who also played in goal for Hibs.