musk thistle

noun

Definition of musk thistle

: a Eurasian thistle (Carduus nutans) that has nodding musky flower heads and is naturalized in eastern North America

First Known Use of musk thistle

1633, in the meaning defined above

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

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