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noun as in barb

noun as in thorn

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Fast-growing weeds like dandelions and thistles tend to have smaller genomes than slower-growing plants.

Walking on, he sees another thistle, downtrodden, but still firmly planted and defiantly thriving.

The case was different in 'Thistle's' year, that vessel having a really splendid lot of sticks.

Lady Baird has sent the veil, and a wonderful diamond thistle to pin it on,—a jewel fit for a princess!

So saying, he again relapsed into silence, and commenced whipping at the thistle tops and dandelions.

From holy or blessed thistle (Carduus Benedictus) by displacement with cold water.

Suddenly Polly broke away, pulled up an iron-weed growing on the road-side, and fell to whipping a large purple thistle.


On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to thistle, such as: arrow, dart, bristle, prickle, prong, and quill.

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