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Definition: globe thistle
n : any of various plants of the genus Echinops having prickly
leaves and dense globose heads of bluish flowers
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Definition: Globe thistle
(gl[=o]b), n. [L. globus, perh. akin to L. glomus
a ball of yarn, and E. clump, golf: cf. F. globe.]
1. A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose
surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a
ball; a sphere.
2. Anything which is nearly spherical or globular in shape;
as, the globe of the eye; the globe of a lamp.
3. The earth; the terraqueous ball; -- usually preceded by
the definite article. --Locke.
4. A round model of the world; a spherical representation of
the earth or heavens; as, a terrestrial or celestial
globe; -- called also artificial globe
5. A body of troops, or of men or animals, drawn up in a
circle; -- a military formation used by the Romans,
answering to the modern infantry square.
A globe of fiery seraphim inclosed. --Milton.
(Bot.), a plant of the genus Gomphrena
), bearing round heads of variously colored
flowers, which long retain color when gathered.
, a small, globular, locomotive organism
), once throught to be an animal,
afterward supposed to be a colony of microscopic alg[ae].
Globe of compression
(Mil.), a kind of mine producing a
wide crater; -- called also overcharged mine
(Bot.), a plant or flower of the genus
, common in Europe. The flowers are minute
and form globular heads.
, a form of front sight placed on target rifles.
(Zo["o]l.), an isopod crustacean of the genus
(Bot.), a thistlelike plant with the flowers
in large globular heads (Cynara Scolymus
); also, certain
species of the related genus Echinops
(a) A ball valve.
(b) A valve inclosed in a globular chamber. --Knight.
Usage: Globe denotes a round, and usually a solid body;
sphere is the term applied in astronomy to such a
body, or to the concentric spheres or orbs of the old
astronomers; orb is used, especially in poetry, for
globe or sphere, and also for the pathway of a
heavenly body; ball is applied to the heavenly bodies
concieved of as impelled through space.
, n. [OE. thistil, AS. [thorn]istel; akin to
D. & G. distel, OHG. distila, distil, Icel. [thorn]istill,
Sw. tistel, Dan. tidsel; of uncertain origin.] (Bot.)
Any one of several prickly composite plants, especially those
of the genera Cnicus
, and Onopordon
. The name
is often also applied to other prickly plants.
, Carduus benedictus
, so named because it
was formerly considered an antidote to the bite of
, Cnicus lanceolatus
, the common large
thistle of neglected pastures.
, Cnicus arvensis
, a native of Europe, but
introduced into the United States from Canada.
, Onopordon Acanthium
, the teasel.
, Melon thistle
, etc. See under Globe
, Atractylis gummifera
, a native of the
Mediterranean region. A vicid gum resin flows from the
, either the cotton thistle, or the musk
thistle, or the spear thistle; -- all used national
emblems of Scotland.
, Sonchus oleraceus
. Same as Bull thistle
, a species of Centaurea
. See Centaurea
, a candelabra-shaped plant of the genus
Cereus. See Cereus
, Cincus horridulus
(Zo["o]l.), the American goldfinch, or
yellow-bird (Spinus tristis
); -- so called on account of
its feeding on the seeds of thistles. See Illust. under
(Zo["o]l.), a handsomely colored American
butterfly (Vanessa cardui
) whose larva feeds upon
thistles; -- called also painted lady
(Zo["o]l.), the corn bunting (Emberiza militaria
). [Prov. Eng.]
, a gold coin of England of the reign of James
I., worth four shillings.
(Zo["o]l.), the goldfinch; -- so called from
its fondness for thistle seeds. [Prov. Eng.]
, a funnel having a bulging body and flaring