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lady's-thistle

[ley-deez-this-uh l] /ˈleɪ dizˌθɪs əl/
noun
1.
a composite plant, Silybum marianum, of the Mediterranean region, having glossy, spiny leaves and purplish-red flower heads.
Also called holy thistle, milk thistle.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55
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