- a tall, spiny thistle, Cirsium vulgare, having heads of pink to purple flowers: a common weed in North America.
Origin of bull thistle
First recorded in 1860–65
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Who picked out that old cross between a split-saw and a bull-thistle to umpire this muster?The Skipper and the Skipped