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sow thistle

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noun \ˈsau̇-\

Definition of sow thistle

  1. :  any of a genus (Sonchus) of spiny weedy Eurasian and African composite herbs including some (as S. arvensis and S. oleraceus) widely naturalized in North America



13th Century

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13th century


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