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thorn

thorn

 
 
pronunciation:
thorn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a short, stiff point on a plant stem or branch.
The roses are beautiful, but be careful of the thorns.
synonyms:
spine
similar words:
barb, bristle, bur, prong, spike
definition 2: any kind of plant, shrub, or tree that has sharp, stiff points on its stem or branches.
similar words:
bramble, brier, hawthorn, nettle
derivations: thornless (adj.), thornlike (adj.)
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