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musk thistle

noun
1.
a composite plant, Carduus nutans, having heads of nodding, rose-purple flowers, introduced into the U.S. from Eurasia.
Origin of musk thistle
1725-1735
First recorded in 1725-35
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  • In general appearance it closely resembles the musk thistle (p. 266), but is usually taller.

    Field and Woodland Plants

    William S. Furneaux

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