Definition of Milk thistle

1. Noun. Any of several Old World coarse prickly-leaved shrubs and subshrubs having milky juice and yellow flowers; widely naturalized; often noxious weeds in cultivated soil.

Exact synonyms: Sow Thistle
Group relationships: Genus Sonchus, Sonchus
Specialized synonyms: Milkweed, Sonchus Oleraceus
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



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

Definition of Milk thistle

1. Noun. Any of the thistles in the genus ''Silybum''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Milk Thistle

milk shake
milk sibling
milk siblings
milk sickness
milk sister
milk sisters
milk snake
milk snakes
milk spots
milk substitute
milk substitutes
milk sugar
milk tea
milk teeth
milk tetter
milk thistle (current term)
milk thistles
milk tooth
milk vetch
milk wagon
milk whey
milkable
milkaholic
milkaholics
milkbar
milkbars
milkcap
milkcrate
milkcrates
milked

Literary usage of Milk thistle

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1. First Impressions of England and Its People by Hugh Miller (1860)
"Rustic Bridge. — Scene of the f ' Needless Alarm." — The milk thistle. OLNEY! Weston-Underwood ! Yardley-Chase ! the banks of the Ouse, and the park of the ..."

2. Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"milk thistle (Silybum marianum). milk thistle has been used as a liver remedy for 2000 ... More recently, a 6-month treatment of milk thistle significantly ..."

3. Australia Twice Traversed: The Romance of Exploration, Being a Narrative by Ernest Giles (1889)
"milk thistle—In the glen—A serpentine and ... indeed the only green herb met by us, for some considerable distance, has been the sow or milk thistle ..."

4. Flowers and their associations by Anne Pratt (1840)
"... PLANTS—SOCIAL PLANTS—VIRTUES FORMERLY ASCRIBED TO HERBS EYE-BRIGHT BORAGE MOON- WORT RUE. OR HERB OF GRACE HOLY HERB ENCHANTER'S NIGHTSHADE—milk thistle ..."

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