Synonyms
Etymology

1. thistle

noun. ['ˈθɪsəl'] any of numerous plants of the family Compositae and especially of the genera Carduus and Cirsium and Onopordum having prickly-edged leaves.

Synonyms

  • sweet sultan
  • family Asteraceae
  • Cnicus benedictus
  • field thistle
  • nodding thistle
  • plumed thistle
  • Onopordon acanthium
  • Asteraceae
  • Scotch thistle
  • golden thistle
  • Carduus crispus
  • Cirsium helenioides
  • cotton thistle
  • Compositae
  • aster family
  • musk thistle
  • plume thistle
  • Cirsium heterophylum
  • welted thistle
  • family Compositae
  • Cirsium discolor
  • melancholy thistle
  • carline thistle
  • Onopordum acanthium
  • Carduus nutans
  • weed
  • woolly thistle

Etymology

  • þistel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Thistle

  • euromissile
  • antimissile
  • entwistle
  • dismissal
  • whistle
  • gristle
  • glycel
  • epistle
  • bristle
  • wissel
  • this'll
  • sissel
  • schissel
  • missile
  • missel
  • missal
  • kissell
  • kissel
  • hisel
  • fissile
  • fissell
  • fissel
  • cissell
  • bissell
  • bisel

How do you pronounce thistle?

Pronounce thistle as ˈθɪsəl.

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Example sentences of the word thistle


1. Adjective
Birds like the American goldfinch will also nest in thistle plants and feed upon the seed heads.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Cut back or pull the thistle from the ground once it dies back.

2. star-thistle

noun. Mediterranean annual or biennial herb having pinkish to purple flowers surrounded by spine-tipped scales; naturalized in America.

Synonyms

  • centaury
  • Centauria calcitrapa

3. yellow_star-thistle

noun. European weed having a winged stem and hairy leaves; adventive in the eastern United States.

Synonyms

  • Centaurea solstitialis
  • Barnaby's thistle
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