ETYM French rogue proud, haughty, supercilious; cf. Icel. hroekr a rook, croaker (cf. Rook a bird), or Armor. rok, rog, proud, arogant.
A deceitful and unreliable scoundrel; SYN. knave, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag, varlet.
Alternative common name for vetch.
Any of several weedy vetches grown for forage.
ETYM Old Eng. thistil, AS. thistel; akin to Dutch and German distel, Old High Germ. distila, distil, Icel. thistill, Swed. tistel, Dan. tidsel; of uncertain origin.
Any of numerous plants of the family Compositae and especially of the genera Carduus and Cirsium and Onopordum having prickly-edged leaves.
Prickly plant of several genera, such as Carduus, Carlina, Onopordum, and Cirsium, in the family Compositae. The stems are spiny, the flower heads purple, white, or yellow and cottony, and the leaves deeply indented with prickly margins. The thistle is the Scottish national emblem.
Any plant that crowds out cultivated plants.