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An Old World thistle with globe-shaped heads of metallic blue-gray flowers.
- ‘The globe thistle requires no staking, reaches heights of over a metre, and will attract bees and butterflies to join the throbbing throng.’
- ‘The globe thistle flowers stand proudly like drumsticks above prickly leaves in July and August, and, as with eryngiums, are a mecca for insects, which make a beeline for them.’
- ‘What is the Asian name for globe thistle and tick seed?’
- ‘Plenty of choices abound for perennials, so you can choose your favorites among the following: aster, Shasta daisy, purple coneflower, globe thistle, daylily, scabiosa, goldenrod, phlox,’
- ‘That's why gardeners interplant Oriental poppies with concealing companions such as baby's breath, catmint, globe thistle, Heliopsis, purple coneflower, and Russian sage.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.