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prickle

noun [C]     /ˈprɪk.l̩/
one of several thin, sharp points that stick out of a plant or animal: The fruit can be eaten once the prickles have been removed.The skin, hair and bone of non-human animalsParts of plants a feeling as if a lot of little points are sticking into your body: I felt a hot prickle of embarrassment spread across my cheeks.Skin complaints and blemishes
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