Definition of Field thistle
1. Noun. Stout North American thistle with purplish-pink flower heads.
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Literary usage of Field thistle
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1849)
"... the field-thistle (Cnicus arvensis), the wild angelica (Angelica sylvestris), the red c\over-(Trifolium pratense), the red hemp nettle (Galeopsis ..."
2. The Book of the Farm by Henry Stephens (1852)
"... while the field became troublesomely covered with the bog-thistle, as also the common field-thistle, and a few of the bur-thistle, the lime not having ..."
3. A Preliminary Catalogue of the Flora of New Jersey by Nathaniel Lord Britton (1881)
"Common Thistle. Fields and roadsides ; Common throughout. Nat. Eu. С. discolor, Spreng. field thistle. Meadows and copses. Quite common throughout. ..."
4. Report (1913)
"field thistle. In dryish open or slightly shaded ground. Cirsium arvense (L). Scop. Canada Thistle. Noticed throughout the island in open or slightly shaded ..."