Definition of musk thistle in English:

Share this entry

musk thistle

noun

A thistle which has a solitary drooping flower with a musky fragrance.
  • Carduus nutans, family Compositae.
Example sentences
  • Currently there are six noxious weeds in Nebraska, including Canada thistle, plumeless thistle, musk thistle, leafy spurge, spotted knapweed, and diffuse knapweed.
  • Although musk thistle is not poisonous, livestock will not graze near the plants and may refuse to enter heavily infested areas.
  • In addition, biennial weeds such as musk thistle, wild carrot, and burdock should be eliminated before establishing forage.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: musk this¦tle

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.