capitalized : a genus of herbs (family Compositae) of the Mediterranean region differing from the true thistles in having the outer involucral scales leaflike and spiny-toothed and the inner ones colored, raylike, and longer than the flowers
plural carlinae
: a plant of the genus Carlina

Word History


New Latin, from Medieval Latin, carline thistle, probably from Old Italian

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“Carlina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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