Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

blue thistle

See more synonyms for blue thistle on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. blueweed(def 1).
Show More

blueweed

[bloo-weed]
noun
  1. Also called blue thistle. a bristly weed, Echium vulgare, of the borage family, having showy blue flowers, a native of Europe naturalized in the U.S.
  2. chicory(def 1).
Show More

Origin of blueweed

First recorded in 1835–45; blue + weed1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for blue-thistle

Historical Examples

  • But for her blue-thistle gaze and the plaint of her body, you'd scarcely know she was there.

    Woman

    Magdeleine Marx


British Dictionary definitions for blue-thistle

blueweed

noun
  1. US another name for viper's bugloss
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012