Definition of Horse thistle
1. Noun. European annual wild lettuce having prickly stems; a troublesome weed in parts of United States.
Generic synonyms: Compass Flower, Compass Plant
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Literary usage of Horse thistle
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1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"Horse tail. Various species of Equisetum.—Turn. Lib. Ger. N. Bucks.; Yks.; E. Bord. Bot. E. Bord. (E. maximum, L.). Prior, p. 119. horse thistle. ..."
2. A Dictionary of English Plant-names by James Britten, Robert Holland (1886)
"... Gentle Thistle, Hare's Thistle, horse thistle, Hundred headed Thistle, Hundred Thistle, Lady's Thistle, Melancholy Thistle, Milk Thistle, Musk Thistle, ..."
3. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"... horse-radish, horse-tail, horse-thistle, horse-tongue, horse-vetch. Also vjal-rus. HORTATORY, full of encouragement. (L.) ' He animated his soldiers ..."