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English definition of “prickle”

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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