carline thistle

car·​line thistle | \ ˈkärlə̇n-, -ˌlīn- \

Definition of carline thistle

: a plant of the genus Carlina (especially C. acaulis or C. vulgaris)

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History and Etymology for carline thistle

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 14 Aug. 2020.

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