Onopordon Acanthium
Thistle This"tle, n. [OE. thistil, AS. [thorn]istel; akin to D. & G. distel, OHG. distila, distil, Icel. [thorn]istill, Sw. tistel, Dan. tidsel; of uncertain origin.] (Bot.) Any one of several prickly composite plants, especially those of the genera {Cnicus}, {Craduus}, and {Onopordon}. The name is often also applied to other prickly plants. [1913 Webster]

{Blessed thistle}, {Carduus benedictus}, so named because it was formerly considered an antidote to the bite of venomous creatures.

{Bull thistle}, {Cnicus lanceolatus}, the common large thistle of neglected pastures.

{Canada thistle}, {Cnicus arvensis}, a native of Europe, but introduced into the United States from Canada.

{Cotton thistle}, {Onopordon Acanthium}.

{Fuller's thistle}, the teasel.

{Globe thistle}, {Melon thistle}, etc. See under {Globe}, {Melon}, etc.

{Pine thistle}, {Atractylis gummifera}, a native of the Mediterranean region. A vicid gum resin flows from the involucre.

{Scotch thistle}, either the cotton thistle, or the musk thistle, or the spear thistle; -- all used national emblems of Scotland.

{Sow thistle}, {Sonchus oleraceus}.

{Spear thistle}. Same as {Bull thistle}.

{Star thistle}, a species of {Centaurea}. See {Centaurea}.

{Torch thistle}, a candelabra-shaped plant of the genus Cereus. See {Cereus}.

{Yellow thistle}, {Cincus horridulus}. [1913 Webster]

{Thistle bird} (Zo["o]l.), the American goldfinch, or yellow-bird ({Spinus tristis}); -- so called on account of its feeding on the seeds of thistles. See Illust. under {Goldfinch}.

{Thistle butterfly} (Zo["o]l.), a handsomely colored American butterfly ({Vanessa cardui}) whose larva feeds upon thistles; -- called also {painted lady}.

{Thistle cock} (Zo["o]l.), the corn bunting ({Emberiza militaria}). [Prov. Eng.]

{Thistle crown}, a gold coin of England of the reign of James I., worth four shillings.

{Thistle finch} (Zo["o]l.), the goldfinch; -- so called from its fondness for thistle seeds. [Prov. Eng.]

{Thistle funnel}, a funnel having a bulging body and flaring mouth. [1913 Webster]

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  • Onopordon acanthium — Scotch Scotch, a. [Cf. {Scottish}.] Of or pertaining to Scotland, its language, or its inhabitants; Scottish. [1913 Webster] {Scotch broom} (Bot.), the {Cytisus scoparius}. See {Broom}. {Scotch dipper}, or {Scotch duck} (Zo[ o]l.), the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Onopordon acanthium — noun biennial Eurasian white hairy thistle having pale purple flowers; naturalized in North America • Syn: ↑cotton thistle, ↑woolly thistle, ↑Scotch thistle, ↑Onopordum acanthium • Hypernyms: ↑thistle • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Onopordon acanthium — …   Википедия

  • Онопордон акантиум - Onopordon acanthium, Татарник колючий, Чертополох — Из семейства астровых. Двулетнее колючее травянистое растение высотой 30 250 Смотри Стебель прямостоячий, ветвистый. Листья очередные, крупные, перистонадрезанные, с треугольными, колюче зубчатыми лопастями, паутиннопушистые. Корзинки цветов… …   Справочник по гомеопатии

  • Onopordon — noun a genus of Eurasian herbs of the family Compositae with prickly foliage and large purplish flowers • Syn: ↑Onopordum, ↑genus Onopordum, ↑genus Onopordon • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Compositae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Onopordon — (Onopordum [d.i. Eselsfurz], O. L.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Compositae Cynareae Carduineae, 19. Kl. 1 Ordn. L.; Fruchtboden bienenwabig, übrigens wie bei Carduus, Blüthen purpurroth; Art: O. acanthium (Krebs , Wegdistel, Hellblume),… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Onopórdon — L. (Krebsdistel, Eselsdistel), Gattung der Kompositen, stengellose oder aufrechte, große Disteln mit sehr großen, herablaufenden, buchtigen oder fiederspaltigen Blättern mit dornigen Abschnitten, großen, einzeln oder bei den stengellosen Arten… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Onopórdon — L., Pflanzengattg. der Kompositen. O. acanthĭum (gemeine Esels , Frauen , Krebsdistel), mit stachligen, fiederteiligen Blättern; der Saft der frischen Blätter dient als Hausmittel gegen Geschwüre, die jungen Sprossen und Blütenköpfchen als Gemüse …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Onopordon faux-acanthe — Chardon aux ânes Chardon aux ânes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • genus Onopordon — noun a genus of Eurasian herbs of the family Compositae with prickly foliage and large purplish flowers • Syn: ↑Onopordum, ↑genus Onopordum, ↑Onopordon • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Compositae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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