thistle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “thistle” in the English Dictionary

"thistle" in American English

See all translations

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…
What is the pronunciation of thistle?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

fire-eater

a performer who entertains people by seeming to swallow flames

Word of the Day

PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
by Colin McIntosh,
February 09, 2016
New words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More