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 for Atractylis gummifera
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Piney \Pin"ey\, a. [Of East Indian origin.]
     A term used in designating an East Indian tree (the Vateria
     Indica or piney tree, of the order Dipterocarpe[ae], which
     grows in Malabar, etc.) or its products.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Piney dammar, Piney resin, Piney varnish, a pellucid,
        fragrant, acrid, bitter resin, which exudes from the piney
        tree ({Vateria Indica) when wounded. It is used as a
        varnish, in making candles, and as a substitute for
        incense and for amber. Called also liquid copal, and
        white dammar.
  
     Piney tallow, a solid fatty substance, resembling tallow,
        obtained from the roasted seeds of the Vateria Indica;
        called also dupada oil.
  
     Piney+thistle+(Bot.),+a+plant+({Atractylis+gummifera">Piney thistle (Bot.), a plant ({Atractylis gummifera),
        from the bark of which, when wounded, a gummy substance
        exudes.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thistle \This"tle\, n. [OE. thistil, AS. [thorn]istel; akin to
     D. & G. distel, OHG. distila, distil, Icel. [thorn]istill,
     Sw. tistel, Dan. tidsel; of uncertain origin.] (Bot.)
     Any one of several prickly composite plants, especially those
     of the genera Cnicus, Craduus, and Onopordon. The name
     is often also applied to other prickly plants.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Blessed thistle, Carduus benedictus, so named because it
        was formerly considered an antidote to the bite of
        venomous creatures.
  
     Bull thistle, Cnicus lanceolatus, the common large
        thistle of neglected pastures.
  
     Canada thistle, Cnicus arvensis, a native of Europe, but
        introduced into the United States from Canada.
  
     Cotton thistle, Onopordon Acanthium.
  
     Fuller's thistle, the teasel.
  
     Globe thistle, Melon thistle, etc. See under Globe,
        Melon, etc.
  
     Pine thistle, Atractylis gummifera, a native of the
        Mediterranean region. A vicid gum resin flows from the
        involucre.
  
     Scotch thistle, either the cotton thistle, or the musk
        thistle, or the spear thistle; -- all used national
        emblems of Scotland.
  
     Sow thistle, Sonchus oleraceus.
  
     Spear thistle. Same as Bull thistle.
  
     Star thistle, a species of Centaurea. See Centaurea.
  
     Torch thistle, a candelabra-shaped plant of the genus
        Cereus. See Cereus.
  
     Yellow thistle, Cincus horridulus.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Thistle bird (Zool.), the American goldfinch, or
        yellow-bird ({Spinus tristis); -- so called on account of
        its feeding on the seeds of thistles. See Illust. under
        Goldfinch.
  
     Thistle butterfly (Zool.), a handsomely colored American
        butterfly ({Vanessa cardui) whose larva feeds upon
        thistles; -- called also painted lady.
  
     Thistle cock (Zool.), the corn bunting ({Emberiza
        militaria). [Prov. Eng.]
  
     Thistle crown, a gold coin of England of the reign of James
        I., worth four shillings.
  
     Thistle finch (Zool.), the goldfinch; -- so called from its
        fondness for thistle seeds. [Prov. Eng.]
  
     Thistle funnel, a funnel having a bulging body and flaring
        mouth.
        [1913 Webster]

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