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Milk thistle   /mɪlk θˈɪsəl/   Listen
Milk thistle

noun
1.
Any of several Old World coarse prickly-leaved shrubs and subshrubs having milky juice and yellow flowers; widely naturalized; often noxious weeds in cultivated soil.  Synonym: sow thistle.
2.
Tall Old World biennial thistle with large clasping white-blotched leaves and purple flower heads; naturalized in California and South America.  Synonyms: blessed thistle, holy thistle, lady's thistle, Our Lady's mild thistle, Silybum marianum.






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Words linked to "Milk thistle" :   Sonchus oleraceus, bush, milkweed, genus Sonchus, Silybum, shrub, herbaceous plant, holy thistle, genus Silybum, herb, Sonchus



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