Definition of Silybum
1. Noun. Small genus of east African herbs.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Blessed Thistle, Holy Thistle, Lady's Thistle, Milk Thistle, Our Lady's Mild Thistle, Silybum Marianum
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Silybum
Literary usage of Silybum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"A genus consisting of one species, Silybum Marianum, the Blessed, Holy, or Our Lady's Milk ... The stems are not winged like those of Silybum, but grooved, ..."
2. Field, Forest, and Garden Botany, a Simple Introduction to the Common Plants by Asa Gray (1880)
"Silybum. Seules of the involucre with the upper part leaf-like and spreading, spiny. Receptacle be>et with bristles. ..."
3. The Popular Science Monthly (1880)
"Parallel with this artificial immigration of Australian arborescents, goes on an herbaceous immigration from Europe and Africa." The thistle (Silybum ..."