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  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Carduaceae, a subfamily of composite plants that includes the thistle
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Word Origin for carduaceous

C19: from New Latin Carduāceae, from Carduus type genus, from Latin: thistle
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Historical Examples of carduaceous

  • A tall Carduaceous tree with pink flowers was found in the swampy bottoms of the valleys.

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The

    William Griffith