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Thorn

n.1.A hard and sharp-pointed projection from a woody stem; usually, a branch so transformed; a spine.
2.(Bot.) Any shrub or small tree which bears thorns; especially, any species of the genus Cratægus, as the hawthorn, whitethorn, cockspur thorn.
3.Fig.: That which pricks or annoys as a thorn; anything troublesome; trouble; care.
There was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me.
- 2 Cor. xii. 7.
4.The name of the Anglo-Saxon letter , capital form . It was used to represent both of the sounds of English th, as in thin, then. So called because it was the initial letter of thorn, a spine.
Thorn apple
(Bot.) Jamestown weed.
Thorn broom
(Bot.) a shrub that produces thorns.
Thorn hedge
a hedge of thorn-bearing trees or bushes.
Thorn devil
(Zool.) See Moloch, 2.
Thorn hopper
(Zool.) a tree hopper (Thelia cratægi) which lives on the thorn bush, apple tree, and allied trees.
v. t.1.To prick, as with a thorn.
Noun1.thorn - something that causes irritation and annoyance; "he's a thorn in my flesh"
Synonyms: irritant
2.Thornthorn - a sharp-pointed tip on a stem or leaf
3.thorn - a Germanic character of runic origin
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