[ley-deez-this-uh l] /ˈleɪ dizˌθɪs əl/
a composite plant, Silybum marianum, of the Mediterranean region, having glossy, spiny leaves and purplish-red flower heads.
another name for sow thistle
[milk-tohst] /ˈmɪlkˌtoʊst/ adjective 1. easily dominated; extremely mild; ineffectual; namby-pamby; wishy-washy. noun 2. . /ˈmɪlkˌtəʊst/ noun 1. a variant spelling of milquetoast n. also milk-toast, “toast softened in milk,” 1831, from milk (n.) + toast (n.). Figurative of softness or innocence by 1859. noun A mild, ineffectual person; a timid person; wimp [1924+; fr or […]
- Miliary fever
noun 1. an acute infectious fever characterized by profuse sweating and the formation on the skin of minute fluid-filled vesicles Nontechnical name sweating sickness miliary fever n. An infectious disease characterized by fever, profuse sweating, and the production of sudamina, occurring formerly in severe epidemics.
- Miliary embolism
miliary embolism n. An obstruction occurring simultaneously in a number of capillaries.
noun, Informal. 1. a local train running through the early hours of the morning.