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carduaceous (ˌkɑːdjʊˈeɪʃəs)
of, relating to, or belonging to the Carduaceae, a subfamily of composite plants that includes the thistle
[C19: from New Latin Carduāceae, from Carduus type genus, from Latin: thistle]

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