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of, relating to, or belonging to the Carduaceae, a subfamily of composite plants that includes the thistle
Historical Examples

A tall carduaceous tree with pink flowers was found in the swampy bottoms of the valleys.
Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The William Griffith


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