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lady's-thistle

la·dy's-this·tle
L l

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ley-deez-this-uh l]
    • /ˈleɪ dizˌθɪs əl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ley-deez-this-uh l]
    • /ˈleɪ dizˌθɪs əl/

Definition of lady's-thistle word

  • noun lady's-thistle a composite plant, Silybum marianum, of the Mediterranean region, having glossy, spiny leaves and purplish-red flower heads. 1

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Origin of lady's-thistle

First appearance:

before 1545
One of the 30% oldest English words
First recorded in 1545-55

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Parts of speech for Lady's-thistle

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

lady's-thistle popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 29% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 75% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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