Definition of Boar thistle
1. Noun. European thistle with rather large heads and prickly leaves; extensively naturalized as a weed in the United States.
Generic synonyms: Plume Thistle, Plumed Thistle
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Literary usage of Boar thistle
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1. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1889)
"BOAR-SEG. A pig kept as a traían for three or four years. Salop. A gelded boar is called a boar-stag. BOAR-THISTLE. ..."
2. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1847)
"... for the ware to stand on, and to keep it from sticking to the shrager." Staff. BOBBY. (1) To strike ; to hit. BOAR-THISTLE. ..."