Definition of sowthistle in English:

sowthistle

Line breaks: sow|this¦tle
Pronunciation: /ˈsaʊθɪs(ə)l
 
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noun

  • A Eurasian plant with yellow flowers, thistle-like leaves, and milky sap. Also called milk thistle.
    • Genus Sonchus, family Compositae
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    • Many people mistakenly group the annual and perennial sowthistles into two species rather than four.
    • In South Dakota, perennial sowthistle is concentrated in the northeast and eastern areas of the state.
    • Also, the leaf margins of spiny sowthistle are much more spiny or prickly than those of annual sowthistle.

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