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carduaceous

/ˌkɑːdjʊˈeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Carduaceae, a subfamily of composite plants that includes the thistle
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Carduāceae, from Carduus type genus, from Latin: thistle
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