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musk thistle

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Definition of musk thistle in English:

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.

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