Globe thistle
Globe Globe (gl[=o]b), n. [L. globus, perh. akin to L. glomus a ball of yarn, and E. clump, golf: cf. F. globe.] 1. A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a ball; a sphere. [1913 Webster]

2. Anything which is nearly spherical or globular in shape; as, the globe of the eye; the globe of a lamp. [1913 Webster]

3. The earth; the terraqueous ball; -- usually preceded by the definite article. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

4. A round model of the world; a spherical representation of the earth or heavens; as, a terrestrial or celestial globe; -- called also {artificial globe}. [1913 Webster]

5. A body of troops, or of men or animals, drawn up in a circle; -- a military formation used by the Romans, answering to the modern infantry square. [1913 Webster]

Him round A globe of fiery seraphim inclosed. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Globe amaranth} (Bot.), a plant of the genus {Gomphrena} ({G. globosa}), bearing round heads of variously colored flowers, which long retain color when gathered.

{Globe animalcule}, a small, globular, locomotive organism ({Volvox globator}), once throught to be an animal, afterward supposed to be a colony of microscopic alg[ae].

{Globe of compression} (Mil.), a kind of mine producing a wide crater; -- called also {overcharged mine}.

{Globe daisy} (Bot.), a plant or flower of the genus {Globularing}, common in Europe. The flowers are minute and form globular heads.

{Globe sight}, a form of front sight placed on target rifles.

{Globe slater} (Zo["o]l.), an isopod crustacean of the genus {Spheroma}.

{Globe thistle} (Bot.), a thistlelike plant with the flowers in large globular heads ({Cynara Scolymus}); also, certain species of the related genus {Echinops}.

{Globe valve}. (a) A ball valve. (b) A valve inclosed in a globular chamber. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

Syn: {Globe}, {Sphere}, {Orb}, {Ball}.

Usage: Globe denotes a round, and usually a solid body; sphere is the term applied in astronomy to such a body, or to the concentric spheres or orbs of the old astronomers; orb is used, especially in poetry, for globe or sphere, and also for the pathway of a heavenly body; ball is applied to the heavenly bodies concieved of as impelled through space. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Globe 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • globe thistle — žydrasis bandrenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Echinops ritro), paplitęs Azijoje ir pietryčių Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Echinops ritro angl. globe thistle; scaly ballthistle vok. schuppige… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • globe thistle — bandrenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių (Asteraceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Echinops). atitikmenys: lot. Echinops angl. globe thistle vok. Kugeldistel rus. мордовник lenk. przegorzan …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • globe thistle — noun Date: 1597 any of a genus (Echinops) of widely cultivated Asian and Mediterranean composite herbs with spiky globose blue or white flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • globe thistle — any of various Old World, thistlelike, composite plants of the genus Echinops, having dense heads of tubular blue or white flowers. * * * …   Universalium

  • globe thistle — /gloʊb ˈθɪsəl/ (say glohb thisuhl) noun 1. a coarse perennial herb, Echinops sphaerocephalus, family Compositae, with spherical heads of blue, one flowered capitula; native to central and southern Europe and western Asia. 2. a related species, E …   Australian English dictionary

  • globe thistle — noun any of various plants of the genus Echinops having prickly leaves and dense globose heads of bluish flowers • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Echinops, ↑genus Echinops …   Useful english dictionary

  • East Indian globe-thistle — indinė gaublenė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Sphaeranthus indicus), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje ir Australijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Sphaeranthus indicus angl. East Indian globe thistle; Indian sphaeranthus …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Indian globe thistle — tikrasis bandrenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Echinops echinatus), paplitęs Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Echinops echinatus angl. Indian globe thistle šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos komisijos 2009 …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • great globe thistle — apskritagalvis bandrenis statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Echinops sphaerocephalus angl. great globe thistle vok. blaue Kugeldistel; große Kugeldistel; rundköpfige Kugeldistel rus. ежовник мордовник; мордовник круглоголовый; мордовник …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

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