Definition of Blessed thistle
1. Noun. Tall Old World biennial thistle with large clasping white-blotched leaves and purple flower heads; naturalized in California and South America.
Group relationships: Genus Silybum, Silybum
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
2. Noun. Annual of Mediterranean to Portugal having hairy stems and minutely spiny-toothed leaves and large heads of yellow flowers.
Generic synonyms: Thistle
Group relationships: Cnicus, Genus Cnicus
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Literary usage of Blessed thistle
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1. A Universal formulary: Containing the Methods of Preparing and Administering by Robert Eglesfeld Griffith (1866)
"blessed thistle. An annual plant, native of the south of Europe, ... Wood. WINE OF blessed thistle. B. blessed thistle, one ounce and a half. ..."
2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1859)
"“ The blessed thistle,” says Loudon, “ was so called from its being supposed to ... We have ourselves heard the title “ blessed thistle “ applied to the ..."
3. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"Southern Europe, adv. in US blessed thistle, Our Lady's Thistle, St. Benedict's Thistle, Bitter Thistle, Holy Thistle, Cursed Thistle, Spotted Thistle, ..."
4. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1858)
"At the wane, artichokes, basil, blessed thistle, cole cabbage, white and green cole, ... In May, the moon old, sow blessed thistle. In June, the moon new, ..."