Middle English Dictionary Entry

wọ̄de-thistel n.
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1.
(a) Some plant of the genus Carduus, a thistle; (b) ?some variety of bur reed (genus Sparganium); (c) one or more varieties of umbelliferous plant; prob. including wild chervil or cow parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris), and possibly also common hemlock (Conium maculatum) and caraway (Carum carvi);—prob. by confusion with wode-whistle [s.v. wode n.(2) 4.(b)].