Definition of Holy thistle

1. Noun. Tall Old World biennial thistle with large clasping white-blotched leaves and purple flower heads; naturalized in California and South America.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Holy Thistle

holy kamoley
holy kamoly
holy mackerel
holy man
holy moley
holy moly
holy of holies
holy oil
holy order
holy orders
holy person
holy place
holy smoke
holy terror
holy thistle (current term)
holy war
holy wars
holy water
holy water sprinkler
holy waters
holydam
holydame
holydames
holydams
holyday
holydays
holyhedra
holyhedron
holyness

Literary usage of Holy thistle

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1. The Church History of Britain: From the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, John Sherren Brewer (1845)
"God Jfe« you in all your relations, and make your afflictions, which are briers and thistles in themselves, become sweet-brier and holy thistle by ..."

2. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1858)
"In the full moon, apples of love and marvellous apples; and in the wane, artichokes, holy thistle, cabbage, cole, citrons, hartshorn, samphire, ..."

3. Henderson's Handbook of Plants and General Horticulture by Peter Henderson (1904)
"Dr. Johnston was also informed by an old mason, that initiated gardeners well understood the "Milk or holy thistle " to I.«.- the true plant, and they ..."

4. The House and Farm Accounts of the Shuttleworths of Gawthorpe Hall, in the by Shuttleworth family, John Harland (1858)
"In the full moon, apples of love and marvellous apples; and in the wane, artichokes, holy thistle, cabbage, cole, citrons, hartshorn, samphire, ..."

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