musk thistle


a composite plant, Carduus nutans, having heads of nodding, rose-purple flowers, introduced into the U.S. from Eurasia.

Nearby words

  1. musk mallow,
  2. musk orchid,
  3. musk ox,
  4. musk plant,
  5. musk rose,
  6. musk turtle,
  7. muskallonge,
  8. muskeg,
  9. muskego,
  10. muskegon

Origin of musk thistle

First recorded in 1725–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019