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Definition: Torch thistle
, 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
(t[^o]rch), n. [OE. torche, F. torche a torch,
rag, wisp, pad; probably from a derivative of L. torquere,
tortum, to twist, because twisted like a rope; cf. F. torcher
to rub, wipe, It. topcia a torch, torciare to wrap, twist,
OF. torse a torse. Cf. Torture
A light or luminary formed of some combustible substance, as
of resinous wood; a large candle or flambeau, or a lamp
giving a large, flaring flame.
They light the nuptial torch. --Milton.
. (Bot.) See under Thistle