Definition of Melancholy thistle
1. Noun. Perennial stoloniferous thistle of northern Europe with lanceolate basal leaves and usually solitary heads of reddish-purple flowers.
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Literary usage of Melancholy thistle
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1. Familiar Wild Flowers by Frederick Edward Hulme (1878)
"It has always appeared to us that its name, the melancholy thistle, is open to misconception, for it seems to cast somewhat of a slur on the plant, ..."
2. The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal (1854)
"But appropriate as is the " melancholy " thistle to be the cognizance of this ill-fated family, its name had no original connexion with them, ..."
3. Papers of the Manchester Literary Club by Manchester Literary Club (1878)
"Here is another specimen, the melancholy thistle. He has a straight, stingless stem; atop a single pendulous flower, a poor, fellow- forsaken, solitary, ..."
4. Alpines and Bog-plants by Reginald John Farrer (1908)
"Actuated, then, by admiration and old love, I introduced the melancholy thistle from the woods above the Lake to the bog in the Old Garden. ..."
5. 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, ..."