thistle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"thistle" in British English

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thistlenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈθɪs.l̩/
a ​wildplant with ​sharppoints on the ​leaves and, ​typically, ​purpleflowers: The thistle is the ​nationalemblem of ​Scotland.
(Definition of thistle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"thistle" in American English

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thistlenoun [C]

 us   /ˈθɪs·əl/
a ​wildplant with ​sharp, ​pointedleaves and, ​typically, ​purpleflowers
(Definition of thistle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “thistle”
in Korean 엉겅퀴…
in Arabic نَبات الشوك…
in Malaysian tumbuhan berduri dgn bunga berwarna ungu…
in French chardon…
in Russian чертополох…
in Chinese (Traditional) 薊(葉帶尖刺,多開紫色花)…
in Italian cardo…
in Turkish deve dikeni…
in Polish oset…
in Spanish cardo…
in Vietnamese cây kế…
in Portuguese cardo…
in Thai พืชไม้มีหนามจำพวก Cirsium, Carduus, Onopordum…
in German die Distel…
in Catalan card…
in Japanese アザミ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蓟(叶带尖刺,多开紫色花)…
in Indonesian tumbuhan berduri…
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