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Definitions of thistle
1. thistle - any of numerous plants of the family Compositae and especially of the genera Carduus and Cirsium and Onopordum having prickly-edged leaves
  weed a black band worn by a man (on the arm or hat) as a sign of mourning
  aster family, asteraceae, compositae, family asteraceae, family compositae plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
  carduus crispus, welted thistle European biennial introduced in North America having flower heads in crowded clusters at ends of branches
  carduus nutans, musk thistle, nodding thistle Eurasian perennial naturalized in eastern North America having very spiny white cottony foliage and nodding musky crimson flower heads; valuable source of nectar
  carline thistle a thistle of the genus Carlina
  plume thistle, plumed thistle any of numerous biennial to perennial herbs with handsome purple or yellow or occasionally white flower heads
  cirsium discolor, field thistle stout North American thistle with purplish-pink flower heads
  cirsium helenioides, cirsium heterophylum, melancholy thistle perennial stoloniferous thistle of northern Europe with lanceolate basal leaves and usually solitary heads of reddish-purple flowers
  cnicus benedictus, blessed thistle, sweet sultan annual of Mediterranean to Portugal having hairy stems and minutely spiny-toothed leaves and large heads of yellow flowers
  cotton thistle, onopordon acanthium, onopordum acanthium, scotch thistle, woolly thistle biennial Eurasian white hairy thistle having pale purple flowers; naturalized in North America
  golden thistle any of several spiny Mediterranean herbs of the genus Scolymus having yellow flower heads
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Thistle is the common name of a group of flowering plants characterised by leaves with sharp prickles on the margins, mostly in the family Asteraceae. Prickles often occur all over the plant - on surfaces such as those of the stem and flat parts of leaves. These are an adaptation that protects the plant against herbivorous animals, discouraging them from feeding on the plant.

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