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 What is likely present in the soil are invasive weed seeds–think Canada and musk thistle, as well as aggressive annual weeds like crabgrass–that will provide few resources for wildlife. Benjamin Vogt, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 June 2023 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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Word History

First Known Use

1633, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of musk thistle was in 1633

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“Musk thistle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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