Scotch thistle
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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  • Scotch thistle — 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

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

  • Scotch thistle — dygliuotoji kardažolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Onopordum acanthium), paplitęs pietų Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Onopordum acanthium angl. cotton thistle; cotton …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Scotch-thistle — dygliuotoji kardažolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Onopordum acanthium), paplitęs pietų Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Onopordum acanthium angl. cotton thistle; cotton …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Scotch-thistle — kardažolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių (Asteraceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Onopordum). atitikmenys: lot. Onopordum angl. cotton thistle; giant thistle; Scotch thistle vok. Eseldistel rus. татарник lenk. popłoch …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • Scotch thistle — dygusis artišokas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos daržovinis, maistinis, vaistinis augalas (Cynara cardunculus), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, pietų Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cynara cardunculus angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Scotch thistle — kryminė kardažolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Onopordum tauricum), paplitęs Kryme, Turkijoje, Bulgarijoje ir Graikijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Onopordum tauricum angl. Scotch thistle šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Scotch thistle — /skɒtʃ ˈθɪsəl/ (say skoch thisuhl) noun 1. a large biennial thistle, Onopordum acanthium, widespread in Europe and western Asia, and introduced into Scotland where it became the national emblem. 2. → spear thistle …   Australian English dictionary

  • Scotch thistle — 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. * * * …   Universalium

  • 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 bufflehead;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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