lady's-thistle

lady's-thistle
/lay"deez this'euhl/, n.
a composite plant, Silybum marianum, of the Mediterranean region, having glossy, spiny leaves and purplish-red flower heads. Also called holy thistle, milk thistle.
[1545-55]

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