prickle


prickle
/prik"euhl/, n., v., prickled, prickling.
n.
1. a sharp point.
2. a small, pointed process growing from the bark of a plant.
3. a sharp process or projection, as from the skin of an animal; a spine.
4. a pricking sensation.
v.t.
5. to prick lightly.
6. to cause a pricking or tingling sensation in.
v.i.
7. to tingle as if pricked.
[bef. 950; ME prykel (n.), OE pricel. See PRICK, -LE]

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Universalium. 2010.

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