Thistle vs Burdock - What's the difference?

thistle | burdock |


As nouns the difference between thistle and burdock

is that thistle is any of several perennial composite plants, especially of genera cirsium'', ''carduus'', ''cynara or , having prickly leaves and showy flower heads with prickly bracts while burdock is any of the species of biennial thistles in the genus arctium .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

thistle

Noun

(en noun)
  • Any of several perennial composite plants, especially of genera Cirsium'', ''Carduus'', ''Cynara or , having prickly leaves and showy flower heads with prickly bracts.
  • * , Genesis 3:18:
  • Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field [...].
  • This plant seen as the national emblem of Scotland.
  • The Order of the Thistle, or membership thereof.
  • * 1978 , (Lawrence Durrell), Livia'', Faber & Faber 1992 (''Avignon Quintet ), p. 324:
  • Here's a passage which will please you: ‘It is said that when rich he twice refused the thistle .’

    Derived terms

    {{der3, blessed thistle , bull thistle , Canada thistle , carline thistle , globe thistle , marsh thistle , milk thistle , Russian thistle , sow thistle , spear thistle , star thistle , thistle butterfly , thistledown}}

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    burdock

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any of the species of biennial thistles in the genus Arctium .