Canada thistle


noun

an Old World plant, Cirsium arvense, having small purple or white flower heads, now a troublesome weed in North America.

Origin of Canada thistle

An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800
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Examples from the Web for canada thistle

  • Little bits of Canada-thistle root half an inch long may send forth buds, and each bud grow to be an independent plant.

    Seed Dispersal|William J. Beal

British Dictionary definitions for canada thistle

Canada thistle

noun

the US and Canadian name for creeping thistle
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