blue thistle



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Definition for blue-thistle (2 of 2)

[ bloo-weed ]
/ ˈbluˌwid /


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.

Origin of blueweed

First recorded in 1835–45; blue + weed1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for blue-thistle

  • 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

/ (ˈbluːˌwiːd) /


US another name for viper's bugloss
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