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Noun: nodding thistle
  1. Eurasian perennial naturalized in eastern North America having very spiny white cottony foliage and nodding musky crimson flower heads; valuable source of nectar
    - musk thistle, Carduus nutans

Derived forms: nodding thistles

Type of: thistle

Part of: Carduus, genus Carduus

Encyclopedia: Nodding thistle