Definition of musk thistle in English:

musk thistle


  • A thistle which has a solitary drooping flower with a musky fragrance.

    Carduus nutans, family Compositae

    • ‘Currently there are six noxious weeds in Nebraska, including Canada thistle, plumeless thistle, musk thistle, leafy spurge, spotted knapweed, and diffuse knapweed.’
    • ‘In addition, biennial weeds such as musk thistle, wild carrot, and burdock should be eliminated before establishing forage.’
    • ‘Although musk thistle is not poisonous, livestock will not graze near the plants and may refuse to enter heavily infested areas.’