Meaning of CARLINE THISTLE in English

CARLINE THISTLE

[ 'kα:lɪn , -lʌɪn ]

■ noun a spiny plant with long-lived flower heads bearing shiny straw-coloured bracts. [ Carlina vulgaris and related species.]

Origin

C16: from Fr., from med. L. carlina , perh. an alt. of cardina (from L. carduus 'thistle') by assoc. with Carolus Magnus , i.e. Charlemagne.

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