scotch-thistle

Scotch thistle

noun
a tall, prickly plant, Onopordum acanthium, native to Eurasia, having stems and leaves covered with cottony down and solitary purple flower heads: the national emblem of Scotland.
Also called cotton thistle.
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scotch thistle

noun
biennial Eurasian white hairy thistle having pale purple flowers; naturalized in North America [syn: cotton thistle
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