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)
- the emblem of this Order
- membership of this Order