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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A plant with prickly leaves and flower heads of purple, white, pink, or yellow.

Usage examples (36)
  • All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
  • It's the flower of France, you know – just as the thistle is the – '
  • The thistle is armed with sharp prickles; the mallow is soft and woolly.
  • I have made the Scotch thistle Lace Stole in "thistle-y" colors and had it with me when we toured Scotland in 07. for more
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