Carduus

noun
Car·​du·​us | \ ˈkärjəwəs\

Definition of Carduus

: 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

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History and Etymology for Carduus

New Latin, from Latin, thistle

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