thistle tube

noun

Definition of thistle tube

: a funnel tube usually of glass with a bulging top and flaring mouth

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First Known Use of thistle tube

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of thistle tube was circa 1891

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thistle-shaped

thistle tube

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“Thistle tube.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thistle%20tube. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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