Definition of Cotton thistle

1. Noun. Biennial Eurasian white hairy thistle having pale purple flowers; naturalized in North America.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cotton Thistle

cotton gin
cotton gins
cotton mill
cotton mouse
cotton on
cotton plant
cotton rat
cotton reel
cotton rose
cotton rush
cotton stainer
cotton strain
cotton swab
cotton swabs
cotton thistle (current term)
cotton to
cotton up
cotton wool
cotton wool bud
cotton wool buds
cotton wools
cottoned to

Literary usage of Cotton thistle

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1. The British Flora: Or, Genera and Species of British Plants: Arranged After by Robert John Thornton (1812)
"Cotton-thistle, (From о NO«, G. an ass, and PERDO, crepo, because, says Pliny, asses who feed on these plants, for thistles appear to hare been purposely ..."

2. History of Cultivated Vegetables: Comprising Their Botanical, Medicinal by Henry Phillips (1822)
"The French artichoke, Cinara scolymus, grows wild in the fields of Italy, where it often attains the height of a man. The bottoms of the Cotton-thistle, ..."

3. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1812)
"Illyrian Cotton-thistle. Cult. 1648, in Oxford garden. Hort.oxon.ed,\. p. 1. n. \l. ... Arabian Cotton-thistle. Nat. of the South <it Europe. ..."

4. Chambers' Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge by William Chambers, Robert Chambers (1892)
"The Common cotton thistle (0. acanthium), a native of Europe, ... The cotton thistle has large elliptic leaves, and a broadly-winged stem. ..."

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