Found 2 items, similar to milk thistle.
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Definition: milk thistle
n 1: any of several Old World coarse prickly-leaved shrubs and
subshrubs having milky juice and yellow flowers; widely
naturalized; often noxious weeds in cultivated soil
[syn: sow thistle
2: tall Old World biennial thistle with large clasping
white-blotched leaves and purple flower heads; naturalized
in California and South America [syn: lady's thistle
, Our Lady's mild thistle
, holy thistle
, blessed thistle
, Silybum marianum
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Definition: Milk thistle
(m[i^]lk), n. [AS. meoluc, meoloc, meolc, milc; akin
to OFries. meloc, D. melk, G. milch, OHG. miluh, Icel.
mj[=o]lk, Sw. mj["o]lk, Dan. melk, Goth. miluks, G. melken to
milk, OHG. melchan, Lith. milszti, L. mulgere, Gr.
'ame`lgein. [root]107. Cf. Milch
roe of fishes.]
1. (Physiol.) A white fluid secreted by the mammary glands of
female mammals for the nourishment of their young,
consisting of minute globules of fat suspended in a
solution of casein, albumin, milk sugar, and inorganic
salts. “White as morne milk.”
2. (Bot.) A kind of juice or sap, usually white in color,
found in certain plants; latex. See Latex
3. An emulsion made by bruising seeds; as, the milk of
almonds, produced by pounding almonds with sugar and
4. (Zo["o]l.) The ripe, undischarged spat of an oyster.
. See under Condense
, v. t.
(Med.), vesicular eczema occurring on the face
and scalp of nursing infants. See Eczema
(a) (Med.) A fever which accompanies or precedes the first
lactation. It is usually transitory.
(b) (Vet. Surg.) A form puerperal peritonitis in cattle;
also, a variety of meningitis occurring in cows after
, glass having a milky appearance.
(Med.), a hard lump forming in the breast of a
nursing woman, due to obstruction to the flow of milk and
congestion of the mammary glands.
(Med.), a swollen condition of the leg, usually in
puerperal women, caused by an inflammation of veins, and
characterized by a white appearance occasioned by an
accumulation of serum and sometimes of pus in the cellular
, food made from milk, as butter and cheese.
. Same as Escutcheon
(Anat.), one of the deciduous molar teeth which
are shed and replaced by the premolars.
Milk of lime
(Chem.), a watery emulsion of calcium hydrate,
produced by macerating quicklime in water.
(Bot.), an umbelliferous plant (Peucedanum palustre
) of Europe and Asia, having a milky juice.
(Bot.), a genus (Galactia
) of leguminous and,
usually, twining plants.
(Med.), See milk sickness
(Zo["o]l.), a harmless American snake
, or Ophibolus eximius
). It is
variously marked with white, gray, and red. Called also
, chicken snake
, house snake
. (Physiol. Chem.) See Lactose
, and Sugar of milk
(Bot.), an esculent European thistle (Silybum marianum
), having the veins of its leaves of a milky
. (Med.) See Thrush
(Anat.), one of the temporary first set of teeth
in young mammals; in man there are twenty.
(Bot.), a tree yielding a milky juice, as the cow
tree of South America (Brosimum Galactodendron
), and the
of the Canaries, the milk of both
of which is wholesome food.
(Bot.), a special cell in the inner bark of a
plant, or a series of cells, in which the milky juice is
contained. See Latex
. See Agaric mineral
, under Agaric
Sugar of milk
. The sugar characteristic of milk; a hard
white crystalline slightly sweet substance obtained by
evaporation of the whey of milk. It is used in pellets and
powder as a vehicle for homeopathic medicines, and as an
article of diet. See Lactose