thistle

Part of speech: noun

One of various vigorous prickly plants.

Part of speech: adjective

Thistly.

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Usage examples "thistle":

  1. The family was like an old thistle- head, withering on its wintry stalk, alone in a wind- swept field. - "Warlock o' Glenwarlock", George MacDonald.
  2. Examples- Russian thistle, tumble- mustard, tumble- grass. - "Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study", Ontario Ministry of Education.
  3. A few days afterwards Tom went with his mother into the fields to milk the cows, and for fear he should be blown away by the wind, she tied him to a thistle with a small piece of thread. - "Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1", Edward William Cole.