Cnicus

noun
one species: blessed thistle
Syn: ↑genus Cnicus
Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Compositae, ↑family Compositae, ↑Asteraceae, ↑family Asteraceae, ↑aster family
Member Meronyms: ↑blessed thistle, ↑sweet sultan, ↑Cnicus benedictus

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\\ˈnīkəs\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Latin cnicus, cnecus safflower, from Greek knēkos safflower, thistle, yellow — more at honey
: a genus of European herbs of the family Compositae — see blessed thistle

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Cnicus /(k)nīˈkəs/
noun
A genus of thistles
ORIGIN: Gr knikos, knēkos safflower, thistle

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  • Cnicus — n. a genus of plants having only one species, the blessed thistle. Syn: genus {Cnicus}. [WordNet 1.5] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cnicus — (C. Gaertn.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Compositae Cynareae Carduineae, 3. Ordn. der Syngenesie L.; jetzt zu Cirsium (s.d.) gezählt …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Cnicus — L. (Heildistel, Benediktenkraut), Gattung der Kompositen mit der einzigen Art C. benedictus L. (Centaurea benedicta L., Kardobenediktenkraut, Bitterdistel, Bernhardinerkraut, Spinnendistel), ein einjähriges Gewächs in Südeuropa und Kleinasien,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cnicus — Vaill., Pflanzengattg. der Kompositen. Die einzige Art, C. benedictus L. (Benedikten oder Bernhardinerkraut, Kardobenedikte), Südeuropa und Orient, distelähnlich; das bittere Kraut Heilmittel bei Wechselfieber …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cnicus —   Cnicus …   Wikipedia Español

  • Cnicus — Benediktenkraut Benediktenkraut (Centaurea benedicta) Systematik Familie: Korbblütler (Asteraceae) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cnicus — Blessed thistle redirects here. For blessed milk thistle , see Silybum marianum. Cnicus benedictus Scientific classification Kingdom: Plant …   Wikipedia

  • Cnicus — Chardon béni Chardon béni …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cnicus — ID 20431 Symbol Key CNICU Common Name cnicus Family Asteraceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, FL, GA, ID, IL, MA, MD, MS, NC, NY, OR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI Growth… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Cnicus L. — Symbol CNICU Common Name cnicus Botanical Family Asteraceae …   Scientific plant list

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