Definition of Onopordon in US English:

Onopordon

noun

  • = Onopordum.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Philemon Holland (1552–1637), translator. From post-classical Latin onopordon cotton thistle from ancient Greek ὀνόπορδον from ὄνος ass + πορδή breaking wind from πέρδεσθαι to break wind.

Pronunciation

Onopordon

/ˌɒnə(ʊ)ˈpɔːdn/