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Origin of thistle
OTHER WORDS FROM thistlethis·tle·like, adjective
Words nearby thistle
How to use thistle in a sentence
Walking on, he sees another thistle, downtrodden, but still firmly planted and defiantly thriving.Turning to Tolstoy’s ‘Hadji Murat’ as Boston Locked Down|Liesl Schillinger|April 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The case was different in 'Thistle's' year, that vessel having a really splendid lot of sticks.Yachting Vol. 2|Various.
Lady Baird has sent the veil, and a wonderful diamond thistle to pin it on,—a jewel fit for a princess!Penelope's Experiences in Scotland|Kate Douglas Wiggin
So saying, he again relapsed into silence, and commenced whipping at the thistle tops and dandelions.The English Orphans|Mary Jane Holmes
From holy or blessed thistle (Carduus Benedictus) by displacement with cold water.
Suddenly Polly broke away, pulled up an iron-weed growing on the road-side, and fell to whipping a large purple thistle.That Old-Time Child, Roberta|Sophie Fox Sea
British Dictionary definitions for thistle (1 of 2)
Derived forms of thistlethistly, adjective
Word Origin for thistle
British Dictionary definitions for thistle (2 of 2)
noun the Thistle
- the emblem of this Order
- membership of this Order