musk thistle


Definition of musk thistle

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

Examples of musk thistle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There were two that hung and hovered by the mud puddle and the musk thistle. New York Times, 18 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of musk thistle

1633, in the meaning defined above

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“Musk thistle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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