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musk thistle

noun
1.
a composite plant, Carduus nutans, having heads of nodding, rose-purple flowers, introduced into the U.S. from Eurasia.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35
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  • In many areas it has significantly reduced the density of musk thistle.
  • Scotch thistle differs from musk thistle in the upright flower heads and the leafy stems below the flower heads.

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