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Noun: holy thistle
  1. Tall Old World biennial thistle with large clasping white-blotched leaves and purple flower heads; naturalized in California and South America
    - milk thistle, lady's thistle, Our Lady's mild thistle, blessed thistle, Silybum marianum

Derived forms: holy thistles

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant

Part of: genus Silybum, Silybum

Encyclopedia: Holy thistle