- of, relating to, or belonging to the Carduaceae, a subfamily of composite plants that includes the thistle
Word Origin for carduaceous
C19: from New Latin Carduāceae, from Carduus type genus, from Latin: thistle
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Examples from the Web for carduaceous
Historical Examples of carduaceous
A tall Carduaceous tree with pink flowers was found in the swampy bottoms of the valleys.