Definition of Sow 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: Milk Thistle
Group relationships: Genus Sonchus, Sonchus
Specialized synonyms: Milkweed, Sonchus Oleraceus
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



Definition of Sow thistle

1. Noun. Any of the thistles in one of the genera ''Cicerbita'' and ''Sonchus''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sow Thistle

sovkhozy
sovran
sovranly
sovrans
sovranties
sovranty
sovs
sow
sow'n
sow bug
sow in
sow one's oats
sow the wind, reap the whirlwind
sow the wind and reap the whirlwind
sow thistle (current term)
sow thistles
sowable
sowans
sowar
sowarree
sowarrees
sowarries
sowarry
sowars
sowback
sowbacks
sowbane
sowbellies
sowbelly

Literary usage of Sow thistle

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1. Bulletin by North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (Fargo) (1899)
"From the different effects of Canada Thistle and sow thistle upon the wheat sown with the weeds, it is evident that the sow thistle has a stronger hold upon ..."

2. Infant Feeding and Its Influence on Life, Or, The Causes and Prevention of by Charles Henry Felix Routh (1879)
"Remedies : Laver—Borage—Lettuce—Sow-thistle—Rocket— Castor-oil Leaves—Tapioca—Partridge Berry—Cytisus—Milk-weed—Mallow—Gith —Pulsatilla—Common ..."

3. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1898)
"... L. Annual Sow-Thistle. Hare's Lettuce. (Fig- 3535•) Sonchus oleraceus L. Sp. PI. 794. 1753. Annual, with fibrous roots; stem leafy below, nearly simple, ..."

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