Definition of Horse thistle

1. Noun. European annual wild lettuce having prickly stems; a troublesome weed in parts of United States.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Horse Thistle

horse of a different colour
horse of the wood
horse opera
horse operas
horse parsley
horse pistol
horse power
horse puckey
horse race
horse races
horse racing
horse radish
horse sense
horse thistle (current term)
horse tick
horse trade
horse trader
horse trading
horse trailer
horse whip
horse whisperer
horse whisperers
horse wrangler
horseback rider
horseback riding

Literary usage of Horse thistle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

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 ..."

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