Carduus

noun

Car·​du·​us
ˈkärjəwəs
: a genus of annual or perennial prickly thistles (family Compositae) having the bristles of the pappus not plumose and being native to the Old World compare cirsium see musk thistle

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, thistle

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“Carduus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Carduus. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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