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One entry found for thorn.
Main Entry: thorn
Pronunciation: primarystressthodot(schwa)rn
Function: noun
1 : a woody plant bearing sharp processes (as prickles or spines); especially : HAWTHORN
2 : a sharp stiff process on a plant; especially : a stem modified into a short, stiff, and leafless sharp point
3 : something or someone that causes distress or irritation -- often used in the phrase thorn in one's side
- thorned /primarystressthodot(schwa)rnd/ adjective
- thornĚless /primarystressthodot(schwa)rn-lschwas/ adjective

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