Russian thistle
noun Date: 1894 a prickly European saltwort (Salsola kali) that is a serious weed in North America — called also Russian tumbleweed

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Russian thistle — ☆ Russian thistle n. a spiny weed (Salsola kali) of the goosefoot family: it matures into a spherical tumbleweed …   English World dictionary

  • Russian thistle — noun prickly bushy Eurasian plant; a troublesome weed in central and western United States • Syn: ↑Russian tumbleweed, ↑Russian cactus, ↑tumbleweed, ↑Salsola kali tenuifolia • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush …   Useful english dictionary

  • Russian thistle — a saltwort, Salsola kali tenuifolia, that has narrow, spinelike leaves, a troublesome weed in the central and western U.S. Also called Russian tumbleweed. [1890 95, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Russian thistle — Rus′sian this′tle n. pln a saltwort, Salsola kali tenuifolia, of the goosefoot family, that has narrow, spinelike leaves: a troublesome weed …   From formal English to slang

  • Russian tumbleweed — noun prickly bushy Eurasian plant; a troublesome weed in central and western United States • Syn: ↑Russian thistle, ↑Russian cactus, ↑tumbleweed, ↑Salsola kali tenuifolia • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thistle — This article is about the plant, for other uses see Thistle (disambiguation). Thistle is the common name of a group of flowering plants characterised by leaves with sharp prickles on the margins, mostly in the plant family Asteraceae. Prickles… …   Wikipedia

  • Russian cactus — noun prickly bushy Eurasian plant; a troublesome weed in central and western United States • Syn: ↑Russian thistle, ↑Russian tumbleweed, ↑tumbleweed, ↑Salsola kali tenuifolia • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Russian tumbleweed — noun see Russian thistle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thistle — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. cactus, bramble (see sharpness). II (Roget s IV) n. Thistles include: bull, Canada, Russian, common, Scotch, cotton, teazel, yellow, star, bur; see also plant , weed 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • star thistle — noun : any of various plants of the genus Centaurea: as a. : an annual or biennial herb (Centaurea calcitrapa) having a basal rosette of deeply toothed leaves, a much branched stem, and axillary or terminal heads of pinkish to purple tubular… …   Useful english dictionary

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