from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of plants of the family Asteraceæ. It contains three species, natives of the Mediterranean region. S. Hispanicus, the Spanish oyster-plant or golden thistle, is sometimes cultivated for its edible root, which is used like that of salsify. Other species are rarely grown for ornament.

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  • noun small genus of thistlelike herbs of the Mediterranean region


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