Definition of thistly in US English:

thistly

adjective

  • See thistle

    • ‘Sean, with his winning blond thistly spikes, seemed to be more the focal point, both vocally and visually than before, while Ben took on the role of backing vocals and threw some poses, which were mirrored by the crowd.’
    • ‘It's a dreich and miserable place, a landscape of abandoned fridges and cookers, a windswept, unkempt, thistly moor.’

Pronunciation

thistly

/ˈTHis(ə)lē//ˈθɪs(ə)li/