globe thistle

noun

Definition of globe thistle

: any of a genus (Echinops) of widely cultivated Asian and Mediterranean composite herbs with spiky globose blue or white flowers

First Known Use of globe thistle

1597, in the meaning defined above

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“Globe thistle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/globe%20thistle. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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