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centáurea Explained

centáurea at Portuguese => English Of Explained:

nton depe

Centaurea at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Thistle \This"tle\, n. [OE. thistil, AS. [thorn]istel; akin to
D. & G. distel, OHG. distila, distil, Icel. [thorn]istill,
Sw. tistel, Dan. tidsel; of uncertain origin.] (Bot.)
Any one of several prickly composite plants, especially those
of the genera {Cnicus}, {Craduus}, and {Onopordon}. The name
is often also applied to other prickly plants.

{Blessed thistle}, {Carduus benedictus}, so named because it
was formerly considered an antidote to the bite of
venomous creatures.

{Bull thistle}, {Cnicus lanceolatus}, the common large
thistle of neglected pastures.

{Canada thistle}, {Cnicus arvensis}, a native of Europe, but
introduced into the United States from Canada.

{Cotton thistle}, {Onopordon Acanthium}.

{Fuller's thistle}, the teasel.

{Globe thistle}, {Melon thistle}, etc. See under {Globe},
{Melon}, etc.

{Pine thistle}, {Atractylis gummifera}, a native of the
Mediterranean region. A vicid gum resin flows from the

{Scotch thistle}, either the cotton thistle, or the musk
thistle, or the spear thistle; -- all used national
emblems of Scotland.

{Sow thistle}, {Sonchus oleraceus}.

{Spear thistle}. Same as {Bull thistle}.

{Star thistle}, a species of {Centaurea}. See {Centaurea}.

{Torch thistle}, a candelabra-shaped plant of the genus
Cereus. See {Cereus}.

{Yellow thistle}, {Cincus horridulus}.

{Thistle bird} (Zo["o]l.), the American goldfinch, or
yellow-bird ({Spinus tristis}); -- so called on account of
its feeding on the seeds of thistles. See Illust. under

{Thistle butterfly} (Zo["o]l.), a handsomely colored American
butterfly ({Vanessa cardui}) whose larva feeds upon
thistles; -- called also {painted lady}.

{Thistle cock} (Zo["o]l.), the corn bunting ({Emberiza
militaria}). [Prov. Eng.]

{Thistle crown}, a gold coin of England of the reign of James
I., worth four shillings.

{Thistle finch} (Zo["o]l.), the goldfinch; -- so called from
its fondness for thistle seeds. [Prov. Eng.]

{Thistle funnel}, a funnel having a bulging body and flaring

Centaurea \Cen`tau*re"a\, n. [NL. See {Centaury}.] (Bot.)
A large genus of composite plants, related to the thistles
and including the cornflower or bluebottle ({Centaurea
Cyanus}) and the star thistle ({C. Calcitrapa}).

Centaurea at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : knapweed; star thistle [syn: {genus Centaurea}]

centaurea at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Centaurea



Inter: it-noun » centaure|f|a|e
  • centaury, star thistle (Inter: taxlink » Centaurea|genus)

  • Translation: fr » centaurea
    Translation: io » centaurea
    Translation: pl » centaurea
    Translation: ru » centaurea