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Definitions and Synonyms of milk thistle | Another word for milk thistle | What is milk thistle?

Definition 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 - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for milk thistle in the sense of this definition

(milk thistle is a kind of ...) a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems

(... is a kind of milk thistle ) annual Eurasian sow thistle with soft spiny leaves and rayed yellow flower heads

(... is a member of milk thistle) sow thistles

Definition 2: tall Old World biennial thistle with large clasping white-blotched leaves and purple flower heads; naturalized in California and South America - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for milk thistle in the sense of this definition

(milk thistle is a kind of ...) a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

(... is a member of milk thistle) small genus of east African herbs

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