carline thistle


car·​line thistle
: a plant of the genus Carlina (especially C. acaulis or C. vulgaris)

Word History


Middle French carline, from Old Italian carlina, probably irregular from cardo thistle, from Late Latin cardus, from Latin carduus

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“Carline thistle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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