lady's-thistle

[ ley-deez-this-uh l ]
/ ˈleɪ dizˌθɪs əl /

noun

a composite plant, Silybum marianum, of the Mediterranean region, having glossy, spiny leaves and purplish-red flower heads.

Nearby words

  1. lady's mantle,
  2. lady's not for burning, the,
  3. lady's-earrings,
  4. lady's-slipper,
  5. lady's-smock,
  6. lady's-thumb,
  7. lady's-tresses,
  8. lady-in-waiting,
  9. lady-killer,
  10. lady-of-the-night

Origin of lady's-thistle

First recorded in 1545–55

Also called holy thistle, milk thistle.

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