Scotch thistle


Definition of Scotch thistle

1 : any of several European thistles
2 [so called from its use as the national emblem of Scotland] : cotton thistle

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First Known Use of Scotch thistle

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Scotch thistle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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