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thorn

thorn

 
 
pronunciation:
thorn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a short, spiny protrusion on a plant stem or branch.
synonyms:
prickle, spine
similar words:
barb, barbule, bristle, bur, prong, spicule, spike
definition 2: any of various plants, shrubs, or trees that have such protrusions, esp. the hawthorn.
similar words:
bramble, brier, cocklebur, hawthorn, nettle
definition 3: a source of distress, irritation, pain, or suffering.
similar words:
affliction, annoyance, bane, enemy, irritation, nuisance, plague, scourge, torment, vexation
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derivations: thornless (adj.), thornlike (adj.)
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