[ ley-deez-this-uh l ]
/ ˈleɪ dizˌθɪs əl /
a composite plant, Silybum marianum, of the Mediterranean region, having glossy, spiny leaves and purplish-red flower heads.
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- lady's mantle,
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Origin of lady's-thistle
First recorded in 1545–55
Also called holy thistle, milk thistle.
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