noun Scol·y·mus \ˈskäləməs\

Definition of Scolymus

  1. :  a small genus of thistlelike herbs (family Compositae) of the Mediterranean region having flower heads with only ray flowers — see golden thistle

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Origin and Etymology of scolymus

New Latin, from Latin scolymos, a kind of thistle, from Greek skolymos

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