Definitions for "Thistle"
earthly sorrow, Christ's crown of thorns, Scotland as country of origin..
a noxious weed
a tough, thorned weed with a deep tap root
Any one of several prickly composite plants, especially those of the genera Cnicus, Craduus, and Onopordon. The name is often also applied to other prickly plants.
The stylised flower, calyx and stalk only, unless "LEAVED".
any of numerous plants of the family Compositae and especially of the genera Carduus and Cirsium and Onopordum having prickly-edged leaves
Of Scottish descent Obit Died
Thistle was the unsuccessful Scottish challenger of the seventh America's Cup in 1887 against American defender Volunteer.
The Thistle is a high performance racing dinghy, also used for day sailing, popular in the United States. The Thistle was designed by Gordon K. (Sandy) Douglass who later designed the Highlander and Flying Scot.
a fat salad for an ass's mouth' (The Oxford Dictionary of English Proverbs)