milk-thistle

milk thistle

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lady's-thistle

[ley-deez-this-uhl]
noun
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:
1545–55

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milk thistle
 
n
another name for sow thistle

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