Definition of Scolymus
: 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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