carline thistle

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

Definition of carline thistle

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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about carline thistle

Statistics for carline thistle

Cite this Entry

“Carline thistle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carline%20thistle. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

Comments on carline thistle

What made you want to look up carline thistle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!